Ten more bodies have been pulled from the rubble of a Miami building which collapsed two weeks ago, bringing the total death count to 46, authorities have said.
Miami-Dade Assistant Fire Chief Raide Jadallah told family members in a private briefing on Wednesday that additional human remains were also found in the wreckage.
Crews “did some significant removal of the pile”, he said.
“They were able to get down to various areas to inspect.”
It comes as the search for victims reached its 14th consecutive day on Wednesday.
No one has been rescued from the site since the first hours after the high-rise condominium collapsed on June 24 when many of its residents were asleep.
Searchers have found no new signs of survival in recent days with emergency teams growing increasingly pessimistic.
Miami-Dade County fire chief Alan Cominsky said on Tuesday that they were still searching “as aggressively as we can”.
But he added: “Unfortunately, we are not seeing anything positive. The key things – void spaces, living spaces – we’re not seeing anything like that.”