A cat that lived on the ninth floor of the condo that collapsed in Miami, Florida, was found alive and returned to his family, two weeks after the tragedy.
The black feline, called Binx, was seen wandering near the rubble of Champlain Towers, in Surfside, and taken to the rescue party Kitty Campus.
“After 16 long and incredibly difficult days, I can share a little good news: Binx of Champlain Towers South found, “Miami-Dade County Mayor Danielle Levine Cava tweeted.
“Thank you from the bottom of my heart and on behalf of our community to the team that played a role in reuniting him with his family, “added the official, along with a photo of the little feline.
“Pets are family, and this is a miracle,” said Maria Gaspari, a friend of the cat’s family, with joy, local sources reported. “I’m shaking right now, “he added.
“In the middle of this sadness, we expected good news for the survivors or for any pet, “he said about the rescue of Binx, who belongs to the González family, who lived in unit 904.
Angela González and her daughter Deven were among the first to be rescued from the rubble and were hospitalized.
Deven’s older sister, Tayler González, was not at home during the collapse and the father, Edgar González, still missing.
Rescues continue and the death toll has risen to 86. Photo: AP.
The search teams rescued another seven bodies this Saturday, which the provisional death toll from the collapse rose to 86. The disappeared, meanwhile, are now 43.
As reported by Levine Cava, the police and forensic doctors are working 24 hours to identify the bodies and be able to notify the relatives. Until now 62 victims have been identified.
This Saturday, the body of the Argentine lawyer 26-year-old Nicole “Nicky” Langesfeld was identified by Miami-Dade police as one of those rescued from the rubble.
The police reported that was found on July 7, but the official confirmation of his identity was given this Saturday. On the night of the tragedy, she was in an apartment on the 8th floor along with her new husband, the Venezuelan Luis Sadovnic, who remains missing.
Daughter of Argentines, “Nicky” was born in the United States, but had documentation from our country.
Attorney Nicole “Nicky” Langesfeld with her husband Luis Sadovnic. Photo: Facebook.
Nicole Langesfeld is the fifth fatal victim of Argentine nationality who identifies himself among the victims of the collapse. She joins Graciela Cattarossi, her father Gino and her sister Andrea. This Friday, meanwhile, they identified the body of a 21-year-old Argentine Ilan Naibryf, who was studying Physics at the University of Chicago. He was on the 8th floor of the building with his girlfriend Deborah Berezdivin, a Puerto Rican, whose body had been identified hours earlier.
The young Argentine went to high school in the Hawaii Preparatory Academy, where he learned to surf, play soccer and cross country. Specialized in create prosthetics at the robotics center.
Meanwhile, the mother of Graciela Cattarosi, of Uruguayan nationality, also died in the landslide, like Graciela’s daughter, seven years old, of American nationality.
With information from ANSA.