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New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel Construction Site Collapses: One Dead, Three Missing

One person has been killed and three others are missing after a Hard Rock Hotel construction site in New Orleans collapsed Saturday morning.

New Orleans fire department received a call about the collapse just after 9 a.m. and arrived with police and emergency medical services. According to the Associated Press, the upper floors of the building began to fall on top of each other before one side of the building completely fell to the ground.

One person was pronounced dead at the site, a fire official said during a news conference. Eighteen people were taken to the hospital in stable condition, one person refused medical treatment and three others are still missing in the debris.

Fire Superintendent Timothy McConnell said, “It’s a very dangerous situation”, adding that the building is “unstable,” and another collapse is possible. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said, “This remains a very fluid and very dangerous situation, and every few minutes something is falling off of this building.”

The story is still developing.

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