Body of Paraguayan First Lady's brother found in collapsed building in Miami

Body of Paraguayan First Lady’s brother found in collapsed building in Miami


The bodies of Paraguay’s First Lady’s sister, her husband and the couple’s sons were recovered from the wreckage of the building that collapsed in Miami, USA.

Search-and-rescue efforts initiated after the partial collapse of a 12-storey building on June 24 in Surfside, north of Miami Beach, in the US state of Florida, were turned into “search” efforts because there was no possibility of the survivors being alive yesterday.

After speeding up the search efforts, the number of dead bodies recovered from the building debris rose to 64.

In a statement made by Paraguay, it was stated that the bodies of 3 out of 6 Paraguayans found under the rubble of the building were removed.

The names of the deceased were not disclosed in the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. However, Foreign Minister Euclides Acevedo told local media that these people were First Lady Silvana Lpez-Moreira’s brother Sopha Lpez-Moreira, her husband Luis Pettengill and their son.

It was stated that the First Lady’s brother, Lpez-Moreira, lived in the collapsed 12-storey building, and it was announced that the couple’s two daughters and nannies were also in the apartment on the night of the disaster.

Apart from the couple’s little daughter, the bodies of 23-year-old nanny Lady Luna Villalba have not been reached yet.


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