1 dead, three missing after Hard Rock Hotel construction site collapses
- Author: Sonia Alvarado Oct 13, 2019,
Oct 13, 2019, 0:40
The collapse happened about 9:12 a.m.
Reported on multiple news sources, a portion of the Hard Rock Cafe in New Orleans collapsed. City officials say 18 people were transported to local hospitals and one refused treatment. According to local media, Florida-based Hard Rock International's plans to construct the 17-storey building with hotel rooms and condos were revealed in February 2018 after years of controversy.
"It's a very unsafe situation", Fire Superintendent Timothy McConnell said at a press conference, noting that another collapse is possible. An unsupported crane listed away from the building site.
News outlets report construction workers ran to safety as the Hard Rock Hotel, which was under construction, came crashing down.
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The construction site is at Canal and North Rampart streets.
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"I'm just asking for everyone to lift up in prayer", added Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards.
"This is obviously a very, very serious collapse", the governor said.