Death toll in Florida house collapse rises to 27

Death toll in Florida house collapse rises to 27

The death toll in a home collapse in Florida has risen to 27, the Associated Press reports, citing a local fire department spokesman.

Earlier, Miami-Dade County Mayor Danielle Lavin Cava reported 24 dead. Meanwhile, 124 people were reported missing.

Miami-Dade County Deputy Fire Chief Raid Jadallah said three more bodies were found Monday morning. More than 115 people remain missing.

A multistory building partially collapsed June 24 in Surfside Township, part of the Miami metropolitan area. Authorities said about half of the 130 apartments in the building had collapsed. Search efforts are continuing, authorities said.

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