A new report says two young students still miss five days after the collapse of Florida’s condo.
There were 17 students registered in the Champlain Tower South building in Miami-Dade, but two of them were not counted, according to the Miami Herald.
The absent students were not recognized by name or age, but the two are of primary age in a post from a group of teachers.
The United Teachers of Dade on Friday announced that one teacher was safe and one of the missing were a retired physical teacher and his wife.
“While, all of the affected families, and especially our professors and staff, are very concerned about our hearts at the Ruth K. Broad Bay Harbor K-8 Center, who try to find school students,” said the post.
Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho confirmed that the two students that had been missing from the Herald were in communication with the administrators and the 15 additional students registered on the building in Surfside.
In social media, he said the schools support students and employees affected by the tragedy.
He tweeted Thursday, sharing a picture of the rubble on the site “stormed by images of this one of a bed sitting next to the top of this now exposed building”
“The families of the almost 100 still missing are truly heartbroken as they are concerned about the fate of their loved ones.”
The Herald said that since Thursday, the schools have provided counseling services, but no students come to find the service.
The confirmed death toll on Monday reached 11 on the continuation of the rescue and recovery effort. The 12-story building that collapsed partially on Thursday left mounds of scrap and debt which crew searched for remains and had hope of finding survivors throughout the clock.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said in Monday evening news briefing: “We had some people waiting, waiting and awaiting news – that’s exciting.
“We’ve got them dealing with the news that their loved ones may not come out alive and hopefully. You learn that only a few of your loved ones come out as part of the body.”
President Biden who deployed FEMA resources to Florida, said White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday in support of an inquiry into what caused the fall.
Psaki told reporters that “we certainly want to play any constructive role that we can play with federal resources, in order to get to the bottom of the picture and prevent it in the future.”