The latest victim of a Florida apartment block collapse has been identified, a relative said Monday. More than a month after the crash in the middle of the night that eventually killed 98 people.
Estelle Hedaya, a 54-year-old woman who loved to travel, was the latest victim identified, ending what her relatives described as a tortured four-week wait. younger brother, Ike HedayahIdentity confirmed to the agency AP. He provided DNA samples and He visited the site twice to see the rescue efforts for himself.
“He always remembered God when he was striving for something.”He said, adding, “He has reached a different level of spirituality, which has allowed him to excel in all other areas.”
His brother said he draws strength from God as he saw his sister in difficult times. A funeral was scheduled for Tuesday.
site collapse 24 from June In the Champlain Towers South building on the waterfront practically flattened The entire wreck was moved to a warehouse in Miami. Although forensic scientists are still working, even examining debris in the warehouse, The authorities confirmed that no other bodies were found in the location of the property.
lifeguard kits You found no evidence that those found dead survived the initial collapseFire Chief Alan Kominsky said.
Rescue teams spent weeks battling the dangers of the wreck, Including a precarious section of the building swinging at the top, frequent fires, the scorching Florida summer heat, plus a lashing of storms. They revised over 13,000 tons of concrete blocks before finishing the job.
Authorities are still analyzing the opening of adjacent Collins Street for what was once a 12-story apartment building with more than 130 apartments, Because of the potential damage that may have occurred on the road as a result of the collision.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NITS) is investigating the causes of the 1981 building collapse, Which could take years.
(With information from AP and EFE)