1 dead, 2 miss­ing af­ter ho­tel col­lapse

The Korea Times - - WORLD -

NEW OR­LEANS (AP) — A large sec­tion of a Hard Rock Ho­tel un­der con­struc­tion at the edge of New Or­leans’ his­toric French Quar­ter col­lapsed Satur­day amid blind­ing dust and fly­ing de­bris, killing one per­son, in­jur­ing more than 20 and leav­ing two un­ac­counted as res­cue work­ers has­tened to en­ter what was left of the largely un­sta­ble build­ing.

Nearby build­ings were evac­u­ated and a 270-foot (82-me­ter) con­struc­tion crane — one of two still loom­ing over the multi-story build­ing — also was dan­ger­ously un­sta­ble, Fire Chief Tim McCon­nell said.

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