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Family: Last Victim Of Surfside Condo Collapse Identified

Tampa-area rescue workers assisting in Surfside condo collapse efforts
Courtesy: Florida Task Force 3

She was a 54-year-old woman, her family said.

A relative says the last victim of the Florida building collapse has been identified.

Ikey Hedaya told The Associated Press on Monday that his sister Estelle Hedaya, an outgoing 54-year-old, was the last victim of the fallen condo to be identified of the 98 victims removed from the rubble.

He said that ends a torturous four-week wait for Hedaya's family.

On Friday, rescuers concluded a monthlong effort to painstakingly removing the last of a mountain of debris during a recovery effort in which they pulled out 98 bodies.

The oceanside Champlain Towers South collapsed on June 24.