Hard Rock Hotel under construction collapses

Injuries were reported after the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino under construction in New Orleans partially collapses

Injuries were reported after the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino under construction in New Orleans partially collapses

"This remains a very fluid and unsafe situation and every few minutes something is falling", he said, warning people to stay away.

Fourcase says the building is still very unstable, as well as the crane. Chief Tim McConnell confirmed one person was killed on scene and three others are unaccounted for.

Dr. Emily Nichols, the Director of New Orlean's Emergency Medical Services, told reporters that EMS offered to transport 19 people to the hospital; 18 accepted and were transported and one refused. Their conditions were not immediately known.

Reported on multiple news sources, a portion of the Hard Rock Cafe in New Orleans collapsed.

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"It's still a very risky situation", he said.

A number of building staff were working on the construction site, with the numbers still being accounted for.

Surrounding buildings, including condominiums, were being evacuated.

It was not clear what caused the collapse, which affected the sixth to eighth floors.

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The building collapse was caught in a dramatic video.

One person was pronounced dead at the site, a fire official said during a news conference.

© New Orleans Fire Department via Twitter A portion of the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans collapsed on October 12, 2019.

"It was a deep rumbling sound", Matt Worges, who saw the collapse from a nearby building said.

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