Death toll from US condo collapse hits 86

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The recovery effort in a collapsed apartment building in the US has uncovered seven more bodies from the rubble.

Of the 86 recovered victims, 62 have been identified.

There are "potentially" 43 people still missing following what may be the worst building failure in US history.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said. "We can only truly account for a missing person who is deceased once an identification is made."

Officials are still working on making the missing list as accurate as possible, by cross-referencing addresses from the US Postal Service, driver's license records and the condo building roster.

The oceanside condo building partially collapsed at 1:30 in the morning of June 24.

The pace of finding victims has increased substantially since the demolition of the remaining part of the building nearly a week ago, as rescue workers access a wider area.

Significant removal of the debris pile has freed up the space for rescuers to search areas they couldn't get to before.

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