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Families cling to hope after Miami-area building collapse | USA TODAY

A week after a devastating condominium collapse in Surfside, Florida, families and friends are still praying and hoping for survivors.
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The death toll continues to slowly climb. It was announced that two of the six bodies found in the rubble Wednesday were children, ages 4 and 10. This raises the death toll to 18; 147 people are still missing.

As families grow weary of the wait for news of their loved ones, Tropical Storm Elsa formed overnight, threatening further weather-related delays in the search. Crews are keeping a close eye on the progression of the storm as it moved quickly toward the Caribbean.

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