Mayor says 2 more victims found in rubble; death toll at 18

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Search and rescue personnel work atop the rubble at the Champlain Towers South condo building, where scores of people remain missing almost a week after it partially collapsed, Wednesday, June 30, 2021, in Surfside, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava says two additional victims have been found in the rubble of a collapsed condo building in Surfside, Florida, bringing the death toll to 18.

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Search and rescue personnel work atop the rubble at the Champlain Towers South condo building, where scores of people remain missing after it partially collapsed the week before, Wednesday, June 30, 2021, in Surfside, Fla.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Cava announced the information at a Tuesday evening news conference.

Levine Cava says two of the victims were children.

She says the number of residents unaccounted for now stands at 147.

Earlier Tuesday, officials confirmed that they had found four additional victims, for a total of six — the highest one-day death toll so far.

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