New Orleans hotel under construction collapses

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NEW ORLEANS – A massive collapse at the Hard Rock Hotel construction site in downtown New Orleans dumped debris across the road and prompted evacuations at nearby buildings.

Buildings surrounding the collapse were evacuated, and shocked people spilled onto the road as NOPD officers worked to secure the scene.

During a Saturday morning news briefing, emergency workers told FOX4 sister station WGNO that one person was killed – with 18 hurt, and three more unaccounted for.

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