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One Dead, Three Missing After Hard Rock Hotel Roof Collapse

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Gov. John Bel Edwards in New Orleans following the partial collapse of the Hard Rock hotel construction site.

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Authorities say one person was killed and three others are still unaccounted for after a partial roof collapse at the under-construction Hard Rock Hotel New Orleans just after 9 a.m. Saturday.

New Orleans Fire Department Superintendent Timothy McConnell said at a press conference that the building is considered "unstable" with the potential for another collapse. "It's a very dangerous situation," said McConnell.

Eighteen people were sent to an area hosptial to be treated for injuries. Another person on the scene refused treatment for their injuries.

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