Drone footage shows devastation left behind after deadly New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel collapse

Mail Online | 10/14/2019 | Valerie Edwards For Dailymail.com;Associated Press
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Drone footage shows the devastation of the Hard Rock Hotel collapse in New Orleans over the weekend that left two dead and 30 injured as rescue workers continue their dangerous search for a missing man.

Several floors of the hotel toppled down Saturday amid blinding dust and flying debris. One side of the building then came crashing down into the street.

Video - Andres - Braud - Debris - Cars

In the video, shared by Andres Braud, the debris is seen scattered all over cars that were parked directly below the construction site.

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said on Sunday that the body of one of the two dead has been recovered and the coroner's office is working to identify the victim.

Officials - People - Part - Hard - Rock

Officials said 30 people were injured when a large part of the Hard Rock Hotel project collapsed near the city's historic French Quarter.

Only one victim remains in the hospital. Mayor Cantrell visited the man who had to undergo surgery for a leg injury.

Monday - Rescue - Crews - Search - Anthony

On Monday, rescue crews continued their search for Anthony Magrette, 49, a stucco foreman at the hotel who is still missing.

Officials said the rescue workers and search dogs are gingerly moving through the dangerously unstable building.

Authorities - Indication - Worker - Collapse

Authorities declined to say if they have any indication whether the missing worker is alive after the collapse.

New Orleans Fire Chief Tim McConnell said they are treating their work as a rescue mission until they have evidence the missing person is dead along.

'Safety - No - Thing - Thing - Somebody

'Safety is the No. 1 thing. The last thing you want to do when you are trying to rescue somebody is lose someone else,' McConnell said at a news conference Sunday.

McConnell says engineers are also in the structure looking for ways to stabilize it....
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