A young woman of Costa Rican origin is among the missing people thought to have been in the building collapse in Miami. The girl was born in Puerto Rico to a Costa Rican mother. She is in the US for an internship in high fashion.
The girl’s great aunt traveled to the US to seek first-hand information about her great-niece. They don’t know anything yet but are hopeful for good news from on-site rescuers. They’ll make a statement when more is known.
The girl’s boyfriend, two of her uncles, and their mother are also among the missing. At least 159 people thought to have been in the building when it collapsed have still not been found. Four deaths have been confirmed.
Rescue teams are using sound detection and trained dogs to search through the rubble. It’s a complex rescue because there are 13 collapsed floors that they have to use saws and drills to get through.