The main task of the president Joe Biden and Surfside, MiamiThis was on Thursday Convenience To the families of the victims and missing persons in the Champlain Towers tragedy a week ago.
Of the missing 145 (counted as of last night) There are 9 ArgentinesPlastic surgeon Andrés Galfrascoli, 44, and partner Fabián Nuñez, 55, and Sofía, 5. As well as the family of photographer Graciela Catarossi, 48, who was with daughter Estella, 7, sister Andrea and her parents (one of whom is Uruguayan). What is more, They include attorney Nicole “Nicky” Langsfield, 27, and physics student Ilan Nebriev, 21.
The meeting with relatives took place at the St Regis Hotel in Bal Harbor, a few blocks from the collapse site, and It lasted about three hours. Biden initially gave a speech in the middle of the room and then began to speak separately with each family.
Relatives of “Nikki” Langsfeld They talked for a while with the president about his daughter’s fatewho disappeared with her Venezuelan husband Luis Sadovnik after their eighth-floor apartment collapsed.
President Joe Biden and his wife Jill in front of photos of victims and missing persons. Photo by AFP
Biden consoled Pablo, the father of “Nicky”, and Andrea, the mother ofWho couldn’t help but cry. The brother also participated in the meeting.
Nikki was born in United State, But Integrates the list of the disappeared from the Chancellery because it contains the documents of our countryHe got it because his parents are Argentine. A few hours after the tragedy, her relatives shared a photo of her and her husband on social media and in conversations with the Surfside Jewish community.
“We are looking for Nicky Lagensfeld and Luis Sadovnic (8th floor). If someone sees them or has any information, please call this number,” they warned.
Attorney Nikki Studied at the University of Florida and Miami College of Law, with great notes. He works for Reed Smith and specializes in commercial litigation.
President Joe Biden hugs Miami-Dade Mayor Daniela Levine Cava. Photo by AFP
A few days ago, Nikki’s uncle Andy Show his frustration at the slow pace of the rescue process On social media: “I was approaching a mountain of rubble three days ago, expecting to see hundreds of people lining up in front of stones and machinery moving heavy rubble, but what I saw on those three critical days since the early morning of Thursday has left me in 24th place frustrated and helpless. .
Picture of Nikki and her husband as well as the rest of the disappeared Argentines, It can be seen on the temporary fence In honor of the victims, neighbors come to present flowers and express their pain. After visiting families, Biden went there with his wife to express his condolences.