Dwell Updates: Miami Space Condo Collapse: NPR

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava speaks during a press conference after a building partially collapsed in Surfside, Florida Thursday. Eva Marie Uzcategui / AFP via Getty Images Hide caption

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Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava speaks during a press conference after a building partially collapsed in Surfside, Florida Thursday.

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159 people were now missing in the partial building collapse in Surfside, Florida, Miami-Dade County’s Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said Friday – up from 99 people a day earlier.

Three other dead were found in the rubble, bringing the number of dead to four. The number of people recorded is now 120, compared to 102.

“We will continue the search and rescue because we still have the hope that we will find living people,” said Cava on Friday at a press conference. “That’s why we use our dogs and our sonar and our cameras – anything to look for places where people can still be found.”

President Biden approved FEMA’s assistance in connection with the incident Friday morning.

The cause of the sudden collapse of the building early Thursday morning is still unclear.

A reunification center has been set up near the building where families and friends await messages from loved ones.

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