New Orleans Hard Rock Cafe Collapses, One Dead, Many Injured & Missing!

New Orleans Hard Rock Cafe Collapses, One Dead, Many Injured & Missing!

He said the top six floors of the building collapsed and that the rest of the construction is still "very unstable".

Police did not identify the deceased person, who was pronounced dead at the scene. He confirmed three people are still missing, and it is unknown whether they walked off from the site or are trapped. It was not clear if the people unaccounted for were trapped or left the scene.

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is in New Orleans urging people to stay away from the area of the collapse.

Photos and videos of the tragic incident have appeared online. Hard Rock International had originally planned to open the 18-story hotel in the spring of 2019, but its opening was pushed back to the spring of 2020. However, there are no reports of anyone on the street being injured.

NOLA Ready tweeted that the New Orleans Fire Department is now evacuating nearby buildings.

"Our biggest fear right now is the crane, it's 270 foot", McConnell said.

Upper floors come toppling down as two large cranes are seen swaying in he aftermath. Fire officials say it's possible the rest of the building can collapse and it remains unstable.

The building had been under construction for several months now. The project is similar to one by developer Praveen Kailas that was approved in 2011.

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