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The toll rises to five dead and 156 missing

MIAMI: Three days after the tragedy, research continues to try to find survivors in the rubble. The Champlain Towers South building contained 136 apartments and 55 of them collapsed early on Thursday, leaving piles of debris.

This disaster, which occurred in Surfside, in the southeast of the United States, remains unexplained for the time being.

Helpers continued their relentless search on Saturday in the rubble of a residential building near Miami three days after its spectacular collapse which left five dead and 156 missing, according to the latest report.

“Our rescue teams found another body in the rubble, and our search also uncovered human remains,” Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava told a press conference. After the identification of three of the bodies previously found, “this means that the number of missing goes down to 156, and that the number of confirmed deaths stands at five,” she added.

The search was complicated Saturday by a fire that broke out at the site where the twelve-story building, named Champlain Towers, collapsed before dawn Thursday. The smoke has spread through the rubble which makes some research areas inaccessible, according to the mayor.

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