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1 Dead, 18 Injured As Under-Construction Hotel Collapses In US


Firefighters evacuated construction workers inside the Hard Rock Hotel after the "upper six to eight" floors collapsed.

Washington:

One person died and at least 18 others were injured Saturday when the top floors of a New Orleans hotel that was under construction collapsed, officials said.

The New Orleans fire department received reports at 9:12am local time that the Hard Rock Hotel in downtown New Orleans had collapsed.

One person died at the scene, according to Fire Chief Timothy McConnell, who added that the building is now structurally unstable.

"Another collapse is possible," he told reporters at the construction site ...


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