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Storm threatens rescue effort in Florida as first funeral held

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(Reuters) – Rescue workers searched for survivors of a partially collapsed Miami-area condominium on Tuesday while bracing for a tropical storm that could hamper their efforts, as relatives of a deceased family of four prepared for the disaster’s first funeral. The death toll from the collapse of the 12-story Champlain Towers South building in Surfside, Florida rose to 28 on Monday as rescuers expanded their search following the controlled demolition of the remainder of the building on Sunday night. Another 117 people remained missing 11 days after roughly half of the condominium building came…

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