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Shocking video shows the Hard Rock Hotel site collapse in New Orleans’ French Quarter that killed at least 1

The Hard Rock Hotel collapsed while under construction Saturday in New Orleans’ French Quarter, alarming onlookers as a crane collapsed and dust covered the streets. Videos and pictures posted to social media showed the tall building collapse on to the streets, sending some running. The number and extent of injuries from the incident were not immediately clear. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The Hard Rock Hotel collapsed while under construction Saturday in New Orleans’ French Quarter, alarming onlookers as a crane collapsed and dust covered the streets. Videos and pictures posted to social media showed the aftermath of the tall building collapsing on to the streets, as the fronts of several floors were left falling over the building’s entrance. However, one video posted by WWL-TV that was taken by a viewer shows the shocking moment when the structure starts to descend into a thick, dusty mass. INCREDIBLE VIDEO: Viewer video from Michael Dalle captures the moment the construction site for the Hard Rock Hotel collapsed on Canal Street Saturday morning. No injuries reported. Stay with WWL-TV for more. pic.twitter.com/AxkbniBrZI— WWL-TV (@WWLTV) October 12, 2019 Another video posted from the ground shows thick dust engulfing the nearby streets. Canal Street clouded in smoke right after the Hard Rock collapse. https://t.co/sgh2eePuqf— Nick Reimann (@nicksreimann) October 12, 2019 The hotel is set to open in the coming months on the city’s Canal Street. Plans for the property were announced in February 2018 as a mixed residential and hotel 18-story building that was originally scheduled to open in the spring of 2019. The number and extent of injuries were not immediately clear. Local reporter Ramon Antonio Vargas wrote on Twitter shortly after the incident that “New Orleans EMS says at least 3 people being taken to hospital as a result of this,” but their conditions were unknown and more hospitalizations were possible.According to NOLA Ready, authorities from the New Orleans Fire Department, New Orleans Emergency Medical Services, and the New Orleans Police Department were at the scene and an investigation was ongoing.This is a developing story. Check back for updates. Read more:Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge just became the first person in history to finish a marathon in under 2 hoursAt least 1 person dead as the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in 60 years makes landfallPhotos show the Saddleridge Fire ripping through 7,500 acres of LA’s San Fernando Valley, growing 800 acres per hourThe post Shocking video shows the Hard Rock Hotel site collapse in New Orleans’ French Quarter that killed at least 1 appeared first on Business Insider Nederland.
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