NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans’ officials say a second person has been killed in the partial collapse of a hotel under construction.
The city’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness released the news on its Twitter feed.
There is still one person missing.
Officials called off the search Saturday night but will resume Sunday morning.
The collapse happened shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday at the site of a planned Hard Rock Hotel at the edge of the historic French Quarter.
Mayor LaToya Cantrell issued a statement saying “our hearts break for the loss of life.
The Hard Rock Hotel was under construction when a large section of it collapsed Saturday.
The hotel was scheduled to open in the spring.