Rescuers recover one body as search resumes in collapsed New Orleans building

Rescuers continue to search for one person still trapped within the rubble of a New Orleans building that collapsed on Saturday. Photo courtesy of New Orleans Fire Department/Twitter

Oct. 14 (UPI) — Search and rescue personnel recovered the body of a worker who died in a fatal building collapse in New Orleans over the weekend, officials said.

“We have removed one body from the site and have transported that individual to our coroner’s office, at which time they will be identified,” Mayor LaToya Cantrell said in a news conference Sunday.

On Saturday, an 18-story hotel under construction by Florida-based Hard Rock International collapsed as workers were inside, killing two people and hospitalizing 18 others.

The body was recovered following the resumption of rescue operations on Sunday after being called off the night before.

New Orleans Fire Department Superintendent Tim McConnell said the rescue mission is ongoing for one person who has yet to be located amid the building’s rubble.


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