In Auckland the number of victims who died in the fire has risen to 36 people. Prosecutors also said Monday that a murder charge can arise as a result of the investigation of the fire that broke out during a dance party in the inner bark, known as the "Ghost Ship".
Sheriff Gregory Ahern told the Associated Press that he could not believe the number of dead found in the building. The fire at the club was the most deadly in the United States over the last decade. Rescuers checked about three quarters of the building. The hard work of excavation with shovels and buckets through the debris was suspended for the night due to the threat of an unstable wall. She resumed this morning, although rain could complicate efforts. The district attorney of Oakland said Monday that a criminal case on the fact of the fire is being investigated, but it is still too early to say anything.
In the last 48 hours, rescuers used buckets to separate personal items and construction materials from human remains. No one knows exactly how many people died during the fire. 33 of 36 people were identified. Of these, 16 families were notified, and 5 notifications pending. Still 22 the autopsy was completed. Three of the dead are citizens of Finland, Korea and Guatemala.
County Sheriff reported that some of the victims managed to send the family messages, "I'm going to die" and "I love you." Rescuers found the bodies of the people who "held fast to each other." Hundreds of people holding candles honored those who died in the fire at the vigil Monday night in Oakland near lake Merritt.
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