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Relatives of the Paraguayan president are among the missing in the stricken Florida property.. and the search continues

The American network, ABC, revealed that the relatives of the Paraguayan president are among the dozens of people missing after the collapse of the stricken Florida property, which left a disaster in which US President Joe Biden declared an emergency.

Paraguay's foreign minister, Euclid Acevedo, told local media that six relatives of his country's president are still missing after the collapse, and they are Sofia Lopez Moreira, sister of the first lady Silvana, her husband Luis Bittengel, her three children and the family assistant.

The Paraguayan government announced that the activities of President Mario Abdo were canceled on Thursday and Friday so that he could be with his wife, waiting for news about the fate of her sister and her family.

Gilmer Moreira, a Paraguayan presidential spokesman, told The Associated Press that the first lady plans to fly to Miami, Florida, tonight on a private plane.

According to the report, a total of 22 South Americans lost in the meltdown, nine from Argentina, six from Paraguay, four from Venezuela and three from Uruguay, according to officials in those countries.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio tweeted that nearly a third of the missing are foreigners, and that he is working with consulates of various Latin American countries to help some families obtain visas to the United States.

For his part, US President Joe Biden declared a state of emergency in Florida, after the building collapsed. The White House said in a statement Friday that Biden has requested federal assistance to supplement state and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from the collapse of the Surfside building on Thursday.