Miami building collapse: Death toll rises to five as rescuers find other human remains

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Miami building collapse: Death toll rises to five as rescuers find other human remains

Five people have now been confirmed dead after one more body was pulled from the rubble of a collapsed apartment complex in Miami, Florida.

Speaking at a news conference, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava also said search and rescue teams had discovered other human remains.

She said the number of people unaccounted for has dropped to 156, while those accounted for stands at 130.

"Our top priority continues to be search and rescue and saving any lives that we can," Ms Levine Cava said.

A huge section of the 12-storey Champlain Towers South building in Surfside was reduced to rubble when it crashed to the ground around 1.30am on Thursday local time (6.30am UK time).

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