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Remembering the victims of the Surfside tower collapse

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They ranged in age from 1 to 92, spoke a cacophony of languages and hailed from everywhere. They were émigrés fleeing repressive regimes, retirees seeking repose and newlyweds embarking on new lives. They had found their place in the sun, Surfside’s Champlain Towers South. And then, the unthinkable. Here are the 98 people lost in the collapse on June 24, 2021.

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No one died in the blacked-out units; the residents either were not home, or their unit was part of the building that did not collapse. No one died on Floor 1 or the Penthouse level.

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