(NEW ORLEANS) JUST IN: Hard Rock Construction Site partially collapses killing at least one person, injuring more than a dozen and leaving at three people missing according to authorities: Fire Dept superintendent Tim McConnell says the building is unstable and could lead to further collapse #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Oct.12: A partial collapse of a building under construction in New Orleans has killed one person, injured more than a dozen others and left at least three people missing, authorities said: At around 10:15 am ET, the upper three floors of the building collapsed, according to Tim McConnell, New Orleans Fire Department Superintendent………….The building is a Hard Rock Hotel construction site, according to CNN affiliate WDSU………..”The building is unstable so a collapse is still possible — further collapse of the building,” McConnell said.

Theupper floors of the building collapsed on Saturday.

Authorities say 18 people were injured: Several people taken to University Medical Center are in critical condition, said Royce Duplessis, a Louisiana State Representative who is on the scene.

McConnell added that three people believed to be in the area of the building when it collapsed have not been located: Several city blocks surrounding the area of Canal and Rampart streets have been closed because a crane attached to the building is unstable and could also collapse, said Duplessis……………….”Our biggest fear right now is the crane,” said McConnell. “It weighs several tons.”……………..”There was an obvious structural failure,” said Duplessis. “Structural engineers are currently assessing what led to the cause of the collapse.”

The State Fire Marshall and Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 1 are on the way to the scene to assist first responders:

#AceNewsDesk reports …………Published: Oct.12: 2019:

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