The bodies of the fathers from the Argentine photographer Graciela Cattarossi, who died with his daughter for the collapse of a building in Miami, they were found in the rubble during the last hours.
It’s about the Argentine Gino Cattarossi, from 89 years old, and the Uruguayan Graciela Cattarossi, from 86, as confirmed by Miami-Dade police. The authorities had already identified the couple’s daughter, Graciela, along with her granddaughter Stella, from seven years; who lived with the photographer’s parents; while his aunt, Andrea, was visiting at the time of the tragedy.
Additionally, the death toll from the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South tower in Surfside, north of Miami, rose to 46. While 94 people are still missing, as the authorities revealed today.
“Rescuers have found ten additional victims, raising the death toll to 46, of which 32 have been identified ”, said at a press conference Daniella Levine Cava, Mayor of Miami-Dade County, to which Surfside belongs.
Rescue efforts continue among the ruins of the collapsed complex (Photo: AFP)
A few days ago little Stella had been identified. His american father was present during the discovery for being one of the firefighters from Miami-Dade who worked at the site.
The Cattarossi family lived in apartment 501 of the collapsed building. Graciela, 48, was practicing her profession as a photographer. “His devotion to the girl was incomparable,” said his friend Kathryn Rooney Vera to the newspaper. Miami Herald.
Andrea Cattarossi, Graciela’s sister and Stella’s aunt, had recently traveled from Argentina to Surfside to visit her family. Still missing since the tragedy happened.
For their part, some members of the Cattarossi family started a online fundraising campaign in order to facilitate this difficult time for Andrea’s three children “who now miss their brave mother,” says the publication on a website. Nicole Mejías, daughter of Marcelo Cattarossi, the photographer’s brother, described the couple of Graciela and Gino as “happy parents and grandparents.”
“On Thursday night, Graciela and Gino Cattarossi slept in their peaceful ocean view condo: happy parents and grandparents. In the other room were Graciela and Stella Cattarossi, who have lived there with Gino and Graciela since Stella was born. Graciela’s sister, Andrea, was visiting. This GoFundMe will immediately help the Cattarossi family to get through these times ”, it is stated in the post.
Meanwhile, the site of the collapse was hit by the winds and rain from tropical storm Elsa, that this Wednesday made landfall on the west coast of Florida.