Remains of second Canadian pulled from collapsed Miami condo building: Global Affairs

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The remains of a second Canadian have been pulled from the rubble of a condo building that collapsed near Miami more than two weeks ago, Global Affairs Canada confirmed Saturday.

The government agency did not identify the deceased, who is one of four Canadians believed to have been inside the ill-fated condominium.

"Canada sends its deepest condolences to the families and friends who lost a loved one in the building collapse in Surfside, Florida," spokesman Grantly Franklin said in an emailed statement.

"Global Affairs Canada can confirm that the remains of two Canadian citizens were found at the site. At least two other Canadian citizens remain unaccounted for."

The death toll from the collapse now stands at 86, with 43 people still missing after the Champlain Towers South condominium building fell on June 24.

"Canadian consular officials in Miami are providing direct support to the families of the deceased and to the families of the unaccounted individuals and are in contact with local authorities to gather additional information," Franklin said.

Miami-Dade officials previously identified the first Canadian whose remains were found as 66-year-old Ingrid "Itty" Ainsworth, formerly of Montreal.

She and her Australian husband, Tzvi, were publicly named on Wednesday after their bodies were recovered.

The couple had seven children and were celebrating the birth of two grandchildren. Their son in South Africa recently had a baby and their son in Florida had a baby just days ago, their niece Chana Harrel told The Associated Press.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 10, 2021.

--with files from The Associated Press.

The Canadian Press

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