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Death toll in Surfside condo collapse rises to 16

The bodies of four additional victims have been recovered from the rubble of the Surfside, Florida building collapse, bringing the death toll to 16, with 145 people still unaccounted for, an official said Wednesday according to the AP.

The latest: Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said Tuesday she would ask a grand jury to "look at what steps we can take to safeguard our residents without jeopardizing any scientific, public safety, or potential criminal investigations."

  • The Surfside, Florida, official who said in November 2018 that the Miami-area condo was in satisfactory condition has been placed on leave from his post as interim building official in Doral, Florida, the Wall Street Journal reports.
  • President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will visit Surfside on Thursday.

This story is developing. Please check back for updates.

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