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Death toll rises to 16 in US condo collapse

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Surfside (United States) (AFP) – Four more bodies were discovered overnight in the rubble of a collapsed apartment building in Florida, authorities said Wednesday, as the search for more than 140 people unaccounted for entered its seventh day. The official death toll now stands at 16 after most of a building in the Miami-area town of Surfside suddenly pancaked early last Thursday, but hopes are dwindling that the hundreds of rescuers combing the oceanfront site will find anyone alive. “We’ve now recovered four additional victims. The number of deceased is at 16. Twelve next-of-kin notification…

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