The death toll in last week’s condominium-building collapse in Surfside, Fla., rose to 12, officials said Tuesday evening, with 149 people still unaccounted for, as President Biden planned to visit the site and a prosecutor said she will ask a grand jury to examine the disaster.
Grand juries in Florida are able to examine criminal matters and explore issues of public policy, returning indictments as well as reports aimed at recommending changes to lawmakers.
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