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Florida condo death toll rises to 78, workers make big progress on debris

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(Reuters) -The confirmed death toll in the collapse of a Miami-area condominium tower increased to 78 on Friday after workers recovered an additional 14 bodies and whittled the rubble down close to ground level, officials said. A total of 62 people remain missing and feared dead in the concrete and steel ruins of the 12-story building in the oceanfront town of Surfside, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava told a news conference. The number of missing could change as it remains possible that not all were in the building when it abruptly crumbled to the ground in the early hours of June…

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