First victim identified in the Florida condo collapse

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  • The Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner's office identified 54-year-old Stacie Fang as one of the victims who died in the partial condo collapse in Surfside, Florida.

  • Fang died at the Aventura Hospital and Medical Center roughly two hours after a massive wing of the condo complex came crashing down, records show.

  • Officials said at least four people have been confirmed dead from the collapse. No other identities have been released.

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Officials on Friday released the identity of one of the at least four victims killed in the partial collapse of a high-rise condo building in Surfside, Florida.

Stacie Fang, 54, was among the victims who died as a result of the collapse at the 12-story oceanfront Champlain Towers South near Miami early Thursday, the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner's office told Insider.

Fang, who lived at the condo building, died at the Aventura Hospital and Medical Center roughly two hours after a massive wing of the complex came crashing down, records show.

The medical examiner said Fang died of blunt force injuries. Fang's manner of death was ruled an accident, according to the medical examiner's office.

Fang's 15-year-old son was reportedly one of the two people who first responders pulled alive from the rubble Thursday in the aftermath of the building collapse.

"He was rescued, but he has no idea what happened to his mother," Fang's sister, Virginia Borges, previously told The Washington Post. "Nobody has any idea what happened to her. It's like she just disappeared."

Borges said the teenage boy was hospitalized, but not badly injured.

"He wants to know what happened to his mother," Borges said at the time. "We all want to know."

Officials said Friday that four people have been confirmed dead from the condo collapse with 159 people unaccounted for.

The identities of the other fatal victims have not yet been released.

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