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MINNEAPOLIS (KTTC/KARE) -- Demolition resumed on the Cedar Riverside explosion site in Minneapolis Friday morning but was suddenly halted after the discovery of another body in the rubble.

Minneapolis fire officials confirm the discovery, which occurred around 10:15 a.m.

A media photographer shooting the scene describes seeing firefighters stop their work and a gurney being lowered down. Officials had said that one person was still considered unaccounted for following the discovery of a first body Thursday afternoon. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's truck arrived approximately 10 minutes later and left with the remains.

At this point neither body has been officially identified, but two men who are unaccounted for have been identified as Ahmed Ali and MriMri Jana Farah, who were believed to be sharing an apartment.

"Just not knowing is pretty tough," said Ali's son Farah Ali, 27. The two haven't spoken for a few years, but when he heard of the fire Farah and his brother went searching for him at area hospitals.

"It was frustrating really. I called a few hospitals and to see if they had a patient by that name there and each one told me no," he said.

He believes the other man that is missing, MriMri Jana Farah, was staying with his father at the apartment building.

Family members believe the two were living together on the third floor.

Ali's cousin, Omer Abdi Nur is still hopeful for good news.

"Until I see him with my eyes, I won't believe he's still there," said Nur about the building.


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