Families Hold Onto Hope As Condo Collapse Toll Rises to 9

Scores of rescue workers remained on the massive pile of rubble, working to find survivors among the more than 150 people who remain unaccounted for.

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Mike Noriega shows a birthday card, Saturday, June 26, 2021, in Surfside, Fla., relatives sent to his grandmother, Hilda Noriega, two weeks ago for her 92nd birthday. Hilda Noriega lives on the sixth floor of the Miami building that collapsed. (AP Photo/Joshua Goodman)
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SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said the death toll from the building collapse has risen to nine as search and rescue efforts continue. She said one victim had died in the hospital, while workers had pulled more bodies from the wreckage since yesterday. Scores of rescue workers remained on the massive pile of rubble, working to find survivors among the more than 150 people who remain unaccounted for. “We were able…

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