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Grand jury to investigate Surfside condo collapse, no new deaths reported

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A rescue worker walks among the rubble where a wing of a 12-story beachfront condo building collapsed, Thursday, June 24, 2021, in the Surfside area of Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Day six update from the Surfside condo collapse site, and search and rescue continues with 210 people are working on the mound including the urban search and rescue team who are joined by teams from all over the world.

As of Tuesday, there are no new fatalities confirmed and each of the eleven families who have lost loved ones have been notified, according to Miami Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava.
President Biden will visit the site on Thursday and Mayor Cava says she is thankful for all the federal support.

State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle announced Tuesday that she is impaneling a grand jury to investigate the circumstances surrounding the collapse and any potential criminal wrongdoing.
The grand jury will be tasked with determining the cause of Surfside collapse and “evaluating the adequacy of the building code,” probe potential criminal negligence & issue report “to decrease the likelihood of this ever occurring again.”

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis says the search for any survivors in a deadly condo collapse in Surfside will go on.
DeSantis praised first responders, saying they’ve put themselves in danger. He also described them as selfless.
The governor added that he’s met with those responding to the tragedy.
Meantime, DeSantis pledged any support that can be provided as folks deal with what has happened.
If you would like to help the effort and financially support the victims and displaced residents of the Surfside tragedy you can go to SupportSurfside.org.