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Jill Biden to speak at event in Florida, honoring victims of condo collapse

U.S. First Lady Jill Biden is set to speak Friday in Surfside, Fla., on the anniversary of the overnight collapse of a 12-story beachfront condominium building that left killed 98 people.

Events are being held on Friday to honor the victims and survivors, as well as the rescue teams who searched for the victims.

A woman and two teenagers were the only people to survive the actual building collapse, according to a report by The Associated Press. Other survivors escaped from the part of the building initially left standing.

Friday’s celebrations come a day after a judge approved more than $1 billion in compensation for the victims.

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