Florida building collapse: Fifth body found in survivor hunt

The death toll has risen to five after the collapse of an apartment block in Florida, authorities say.

Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said the number unaccounted for has now dropped to 156, with three more of the recovered bodies identified.

“Our top priority continues to be search and rescue and saving any lives that we can,” she told reporters.

Part of the building collapsed early in the morning on Thursday while many residents slept.

The cause of the collapse remains unclear.

But  an engineer’s report from 2018 an engineer’s report was made public on Saturday, which highlighted “a major error” in the original design of the seafront Champlain Towers in the town of Surfside, near Miami. It said the fault prevented water draining away from the base of the building.

BBC

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