Relations maintain vigil for the lacking victims of Surfside condominium collapse in Surfside, Florida, United States, on June 29, 2021.

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Three extra victims of the Surfside, Florida partial condominium collapse have been recovered, bringing the loss of life toll to 27, officers mentioned Monday. A search-and-rescue operation resumed after the remainder of constructing was demolished in a controlled explosion Sunday night.

“We’re on day 12 and clearly, the longer we go, the tougher it’s” to search out survivors, mentioned Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava.

After the brand new loss of life toll, 118 individuals are nonetheless lacking since a part of the condominium collapsed on June 24.

Officers on Saturday had paused the search-and-rescue operations earlier than razing the remainder of the partially-collapsed condominium attributable to considerations about approaching Tropical Storm Elsa’s potential menace to the remainder of the constructing.

Federal forecasters mentioned gusts of excessive winds and heavy rain are attainable within the Miami space however the metropolis is anticipated to flee the brunt of the storm, which is forecast to maneuver northward on Monday and to the West of Florida’s Gulf Coast. 

Earlier, native authorities instructed residents within the surrounding space to shelter in place in addition to shut all home windows, doorways and air intakes. Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava mentioned the shelter-in-place order lifts two hours after the demolition is full. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, throughout a information briefing early Saturday, mentioned the state will pay for all prices of the demolition.