A devoted grandmother, a beloved teacher, a sister of a first lady in Paraguay, and a mother whose now distraught daughter couldn’t answer her phone.
Everything is in the unexplained score in Miami Building Collapse.
Dozens are from a similar number of large Jewish communities named by the Latin American Consulate.
Anxious posts are posted on social media as scary relatives and friends struggle for information, but refuse to give up hope.
The 12-story house partially collapsed early Thursday morning. So far, only five have been confirmed dead, four of whom have been named.
This is what we know about some of the missing:
The survivor’s mother is the first victim named
The first victim nominated was Stacy Fang, 54, whose 15-year-old son Jona Handler was rescued from the rubble hours after the collapse.
According to US media, Fang was sentenced to die shortly after arriving at Aventura Hospital and medical center on Thursday. Her funeral will take place on Sunday in New Jersey, NBC6 reported.
In a statement, her family thanked them for the overflow of sympathy and support they received.
“There is no word to explain the tragic loss of our beloved Stacy,” he said.
Elderly couple who do not want to fall apart
Antonio Rosano (83) and his wife Gladys (79) lived on the 9th floor. They were confirmed dead after authorities took a DNA sample from their son Sergio Rosano and matched it with their bodies.
Sergio Rosano told local media that his parents had known each other for over 60 years and would celebrate their 59th anniversary on July 21st.
They joked that neither wanted to die first because they didn’t want to be separated from each other.
He said they had some reassurance in the knowledge that they “went together and went immediately.”
A father who loved baseball with his son
Manuel Lafont, 54, lives on the 8th floor of the building and has been confirmed dead.
Mr. Lafont’s two children, a 10-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl, spent the day with him, but were picked up by his mother (Lafont’s ex-wife) just hours before the collapse. I came.
He was often found playing baseball with his little son, Miami Herald reports.
“They were there,” said Danny Berry, director of the Miami Beach Youth Baseball League. [playing baseball] Until the light goes out. “
English-American mother and her family
The whereabouts of Bhavna Patel, a 38-year-old British and American citizen, are unknown. She is reported to have gone missing with her husband, Vishal Patel, 42, and her one-year-old daughter, Aishani.
In a tweet, relative Salina Patel confirmed that her family had not yet been found. Babna is pregnant, the tweet said.
Umma Kannayan is a family friend of Patels. She told the BBC’s Wilgrant that they were a “very affectionate” family closely associated with their religious community.
“Aishani was like a little baby in the temple,” she said. “I feel like I’ve lost a part of myself.”
She was waiting for news with her relatives in the Patel family, but said that “not much information was shared” about the victims.
“I think we are all people, including our families, and who are very closely associated with them. [at temple] You’ll want to know the list of survivors that currently exist, “she said.
British Consulate General of Miami, Nicolet Brent, visited the Family Reunification Center on the surfside on Thursday night. She said her team was “ready to help the British people who may have been involved in this tragic event.”
Members of the Jewish community
There are concerns for many members of the large Jewish community in the region.
Local synagogue on thursday Told the Sun-Sentinel newspaper in South Florida At least 34 of the unconsidered were Jews.
Rabbi Sholom Lipskar of The Shul of Bal Harbor on the surfside said some members of his congregation were missing.
“This is beyond our understanding.” He told US broadcaster CNN.. “We must accept it, learn resilience, and move forward as challenges do not interfere with us, as in our culture.”
Rabbis named Nancy Cress Levin, Jay Kleinman, Frankie Kleinman, Ally Leip, Isloel Zevi Joseph, and Zvi Doniel are missing.
Brad Cohen, 51, was in the building with his brother-in-law at the time of the collapse.
“The hardest part was seeing the devastation of my 12-year-old daughter. She’s very close to her father,” Brad’s wife, Solaya Cohen, told the BBC.
Given the large Jewish community in the region, this tragedy has attracted the attention of Israeli aid groups and government officials, including the Miami Consulate.
The consulate said the Israeli government had provided search and rescue assistance or other assistance to local governments, but had not yet received an answer.
Paraguayan First Lady Family
In the statement, The Paraguayan Ministry of Foreign Affairs said six Paraguayan citizens had been registered as missing.
Among them was Sofia Lopez Moreira, the sister of Silvana Lopez Moreira, the first lady of Paraguay.
Sophia lives in the building with her husband Luis Pettengil and her three children.
Foreign Minister Eucrides Asevedo told local media that President Mario Abdo Benitez had expressed concern about the safety of his relatives.
“Our consular officer and his team are patrolling at a hospital in Miami,” Acevedo said.
The sixth missing Paraguayan was named Lady Luna Vilalba by the ministry.
The Paraguayans are one of at least 26 Latin Americans reported missing by the consulate.
This includes 2 Chileans, 3 Uruguayans, 6 Venezuelans and 9 Argentines, but the numbers could be higher.
Three of the Argentines were identified as Andrés Galfrascoli (45 years old), his partner Fabián Nuñez (55 years old) and his daughter Sofía Galfrascoli Núñez (6 years old). Local newspaper.. According to the treatise, Garflaxuri is a plastic surgeon and Nunez is a singer and director.
The two missing Chileans were named 85-year-old Claudio Bonnefoy and his wife Maria Obias Bonnefoy. Their nephew tweeted that the couple lived on the 10th floor of a collapsed building.
They lived in an apartment next to a collapsed building, the couple’s daughter, Pascal Bonnefoy, Told the New York Times, The newspaper she is writing.
“I will call tomorrow”
Magary Ramsey received a call from her mother, Magary Delgado, the night before the building collapsed.
“My mother called me around 10 pm on Wednesday night, but I couldn’t answer because I was in a meeting.” Ramsey told the BBC..
I’ll call her tomorrow, she thought. However, since then she has not been contacted by her 80-year-old mother from Cuba.
“The hardest part is the lack of information,” Ramsey said.
Beloved PE teacher and his wife
The disappearance of a Jewish couple caused an emotional reaction on social media.
Several people asked for the whereabouts of the elderly couples Miriam Caspian Notkin and Arnie Notkin, who live on the third floor of the collapsed building.
Talk to the Miami Herald Newspaper, Fortuna Smukler said Notkin is a beloved member of the community.
Sumkler said Notkin had taught physical education (PE) at a local elementary school in South Beach for years and planted him in the memory of many students.
“He has been a very popular PE teacher from people’s past,” she said. “Everyone is posting,’Oh my god, he was my coach.'”
“If they knew they were alive, it would be a miracle.”
Kevin Spiegel was on a business trip in California when he received a message about the collapse of the building. He and his wife, Judy, 66, had an apartment on the 6th floor of the building for over 4 years.
According to The New York Times, Judy’s daughter Rachel Spiegel last contacted her mother on Wednesday night.
According to the newspaper, Judy sent a text message to her, one of her granddaughters, four-year-old Scarlett, who finally found the Disney dress she was looking for as a gift.
Judy, a devoted grandmother, helped pick up the children from school, the daughter said.
As of Friday, Judy was still missing, but her family hasn’t given up hope.
“I’m very excited that the community here can find our loved ones,” Judy’s son Josh Spiegel told CNN.