The death toll in the collapse of an apartment building in the US state of Florida reached 78 after rescuers recovered 14 more bodies, said the mayor of Miami-Dade County, Daniella Levine Cava.

“We have extracted 14 more victims of the tragedy. Thus, the total number of confirmed deaths is 78,” Cava said at a press conference.

According to her, the identities of 47 victims were identified.

A residential building in the city of Surfside, which is part of the Miami metropolitan area, partially collapsed on the night of June 24.