Officials in Surfside, Florida, are holding a briefing Saturday morning at approximately 10 a.m. on the. The confirmed death toll rose to 79 on Friday after additional victims were recovered.
Fifty-three of the victims have been identified, and another 61 people are potentially unaccounted for, said Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava.
Work at the site in Florida, just north of Miami Beach, is focused on recovering victims and trying to bring closure to the families of those who are missing. Crews have been searching the site for more than two weeks, and no one has been found alive in the rubble since immediately after the building crumbled.
CBS Miami reported the road to the site of the collapse is a near-constant caravan of search teams, police cars and dump trucks, filled with concrete debris. Sixty trucks are working at the site each day, and over 13 million pounds of concrete and debris had been removed from the site as of Friday, according to Levine Cava.