Surfside victims will not be asked to donate their real estate for the public good, judge says
July 22, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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POOL PHOTO: The Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Michael Hanzman listens as tenants share their thoughts regarding the site???s future. Judge Hanzman presided over the status hearing for Surfside condo collapse litigation as tenants their lawyers, along with condo association's legal representatives, appeared in Courtroom 10-1 at Miami-Dade Children's Courthouse in downtown Miami, Florida.
As the search winds down and the survivors of the Surfside condo building collapse begin to pick up the pieces of their lives, a judge said Wednesday they and the families of the deceased will not be asked to donate their property.
(CNN)As the search winds down and the survivors of the Surfside condo building collapse begin to pick up the pieces of their lives, a judge said Wednesday they and the families of the deceased will not be asked to donate their property.
Hanzman said during a status hearing Wednesday that he has heard comments suggesting the site of the collapse should be turned into a memorial and victims asked to donate their real estate.
According to an update Wednesday from Miami-Dade County, the 97 victims have been identified, including 96 who were recovered from the collapse site and one victim who passed away in the hospital.
Once the search has officially ended, an investigation into what caused the collapse can fully begin, experts said.
NIST is the fact-finding agency responsible for investigating building collapses such as the World Trade Center, much like the NTSB investigates plane crashes," Rundle said in a statement.