2nd body found in rubble after Minneapolis fire


The death toll of a fire at a Minneapolis apartment building on New Year's Day now stands at two after a second body was found in the rubble of the brick structure.

The Star Tribune reports that Basim Sabri, who has served as a liaison between authorities and the mosque next to the burned building, said the state fire marshal informed him of the second body Friday, and Sabri told the newspaper he was taking the mosque’s imam to the site.

Crews found the body as they resumed a second day of removing debris from the scene of the fire that left 14 injured. Demolition was halted after the discovery was made at about 10:15 a.m. Friday, KARE 11 reported.

Another body was found Thursday.

The Star Tribune reports that family members have identified two unaccounted-for residents as Mrimri Farah, who is about 60 years old, and Ahmad Ali, 57, who shared a second-floor apartment.

Friday afternoon investigators confirmed Ali's body was found on Thursday, authorities also said everyone has been accounted for, according to the Star Tribune.

Check back for more updates on this story.

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