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Death toll rises in U.S. Florida building collapse

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Added On July 12, 2021

 Miami-Dade Country Mayor confirmed the number on Sunday, the eighteenth day of the tragedy.

 
Local authorities have been working with the U.S. Postal Service in the identification process, including checking the victims' driver's license information.
 
Work at the collapse site shifted to recovery last week as rescuers thought it was no longer possible to find people who were still alive more than two weeks after the incident happened.
 
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said that it was unclear whether flaws in the structure were unique to the building, its construction or maintenance. Also unclear were the implications of the collapse for new state regulations.