A further eight bodies have been recovered from the collapsed Miami apartment block as the death toll climbs to 36 – while more than 100 people remain missing.
The eight lots of human remains were pulled from the rubble on Tuesday – the most in a single day since the building came crumbling down on June 24.
Almost two weeks later and rescue teams and still working around the clock, removing several tonnes of rubble a day, in the hope of finding some survivors beneath the concrete.
But their rescue efforts at the doomed Champlain Towers South face being hampered by tropical storm Elsa, which is due to make landfall in Florida later today. The cyclone-like storm is predicted batter Surfside, in Miami, and the wider Florida area with driving rain and 50mph winds.
The demolition of the structurally unstable final section of the building was necessary for work to continue, officials said.
Crews have removed 124 tonnes of debris from the site and the debris is being sorted and stored in a warehouse as potential evidence in the investigation into why the building collapsed.
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