Surfside condo collapse rubble nearly cleared; 22M pounds of debris removed
New images of the site of the Champlain Towers South collapse site show just how much progress has been made in clearing the mountain of debris and rubble.
More than 22 million pounds of debris have been cleared from the site.
State Senator Jason Pizzo posted the images on Twitter which show the site is nearly cleared.
Thursday will mark the fourth week since the building partially collapsed.
The death toll stands at 97. Of those, 96 victims have been identified. Officials promised families that the search would not end until every loved one was recovered. Just two people remain missing, one of which has likely been recovered but remains unidentified.
Once the search has officially ended, an investigation into what caused the collapse can fully begin, experts said.
“Until they do their job, we can’t go in to do samples of materials and take those samples and test them to understand what the various components of the building that came down was,” structural engineer Allyn Kilsheimer told CNN.
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— Senator Jason Pizzo (@senpizzo) July 21, 2021