List of Missing Persons in Florida Building Collapse: Who Are They?
Surfside, Florida — Just north of Miami, about 160 unexplained loved ones are waiting for news after the collapse of a 12-story condominium on Thursday.
As of Friday, 159 people have not yet been described, officials said. At least four people have died.
The news of the collapse of the condominium has echoed worldwide as the missing residents have roots all over the world. Among them are the sisters of Russian Orthodox Jews, Argentine Americans, and the First Lady of Paraguay.
As of the end of Thursday, 20% of the unexplained people as a result of the collapse of the building were South Americans, and the news of the collapse was on the top page of the news organization’s website throughout the hemisphere.
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Helmet-clad crew and rescue dogs cleaned a pile of concrete and steered around personal belongings left in the wreckage, such as televisions, computers, and chairs. A bunk bed for children sitting on the top floor in an unstable manner. Two cranes removed the debris as the colliding glass and metal fell off the claws.
At the Unification Center, the family waited in a semi-circular arrangement of chairs. The semicircle grew when a new family searched for relatives and passed a yellow police tape.
Here’s what we know about the missing person:
Members of the Jewish community
About 20 Jews, including some Jews with Israeli citizenship, are missing, Maor Elbaz-Starinsky, Israeli Consul General in Miami, told USA TODAY.
An Orthodox Jewish rescue team called Hatzalah has joined law enforcement officers at the surfside site, which has a large population of Jews and Israelis.
The local Jewish community in the nearby synagogue prepared lunch for the families of the missing and injured. Dozens of pizza boxes sat at the table next to a large aluminum tray filled with falafel, cucumber, tomato salad and red cabbage salad.
No family submitted a missing person report to the consulate on Thursday, but Israel provided a rescue team to support recovery efforts, Elbaz-Stalinsky said.
The University of Chicago sent a message to students and faculty to confirm that Ilan Naibryf, a freshman in the fourth year of physics and molecular engineering, was among the missing.
An Instagram post shared among students asked people to pray for Nybriff and his girlfriend Deborah Beres Divin. “They are dear friends and the gems we truly love,” the post said.
The Shul Jewish Community Center has posted signs offering food, telephone chargers, blankets and clothing. They asked people to contact if they needed a Sabbath dinner place on Friday night.
Argentine American Community
Surfside has also long been a haven for the Argentine American community.Nine Argentines were missing as of Thursday afternoon, the Miami Consulate of the country I said on Twitter.
La Capital in Rosario, Argentina, reported that two Argentine actors, Gimena Acardi and Nicolas Vásquez, were staying in the building but were able to escape safely.
Argentinean Silvana Juarez, 49, lives near the condominium building and told USA TODAY that her three best friends and a young child are missing.
Also among the missing are the couple Andres Garflakeli and Fabian Nunez, and their six-year-old daughter Sophia, who spent Wednesday night in her friend Nicholas Fernandez’s apartment. Galfrascoli is a plastic surgeon in Buenos Aires and Nuñez is a theater producer and accountant.
“Of all the days, they chose the worst to stay there,” Fernandez said. “I hope it isn’t, but if they die this way, it would be very unfair.”
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Relatives of Paraguayan First Lady
According to the state’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the six Paraguayans have not been described. Among them, Leticia Roberti, a spokesman for the Consul General of Paraguay in Miami, who has a relative of the First Lady of Paraguay, told USA Today.
They included First Lady’s sister Sofia Lopez Moreira Bo, her sister’s husband Luis Pettengil, and their three children and nanny Lady Luna Vilalba. It was.
President Mario Abdo has announced that he has canceled his activities on Thursday and Friday because he is with his wife. Gilmer Moreira, press director of the presidential residence in Paraguay, said First Lady plans to travel to Miami on Friday night.
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Among the missing: doctors, teachers, yoga instructors
As of Friday morning, family, friends, and colleagues were not contacted by Dr. Brad Cohen, a 51-year-old orthopedic surgeon. Colleagues in Cohen’s medical practice, Aventura Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, had hope.
“We have people watching over the hospital and wherever he is,” said receptionist Joselin Cheramie. “We are ignorant.”
“His phone doesn’t work,” said Kafizov real estate agent Tatiana Asylov in tears, adding that Cohen has a “very attached” daughter, about 12 years old.
Asylov knows the condo like the back of her hand. “For me, his master bedroom where he sleeps is at the end, and I still want that room to be there,” Asailov said. “I look at the broken building and hope.”
Pablo Rodriguez, 40, from Miami, said his 64-year-old mother and 88-year-old grandmother lived in the collapsed wings. He spoke last Wednesday when his mother discussed weekend plans.
His grandmother’s 89th birthday is next month. Rodriguez planned to surprise her with a brunch at a nice restaurant.
“I came to the center, but I have no hope,” Rodriguez said in tears on Thursday.
Arnie Notkin, a retired elementary school PE teacher in the Miami area, and his wife Miriam are also missing. A friend, Fortuna Smukler, described them as fun people and said Notkin always has a story.
“Originally there were rumors that he was found, but it was an incident of false identity. It would be a miracle if they were found alive,” Notkin said.
Ashley Dean rushed from New Orleans to South Florida after receiving a desperate call from her sister’s husband. Dean’s sister, yoga instructor Cassandra Stratton, was missing.
“We just have hope,” Dean said.
Contributions: Adam Regan, The News-Press / Naples Daily News; Nada Hassanein and Mary Claire Malloy, USA TODAY; Antonio Fins, Palm Beach Post; Associated Press.