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New Orleans' Hard Rock Casino hotel collapses
leaving one dead and multiple casualties

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Posted By: Zarin, 10/12/2019 6:12:13 PM

A Hard Rock hotel collapsed in downtown New Orleans leaving one person dead and two people missing. Shocking footage shows pedestrians scrambling for cover as the top floors of the building fell to the ground in a giant cloud of dust. Another harrowing video shows cars frantically trying to escape falling debris as terrified tourists watch on. The incident happened on Canal Street, a major thoroughfare through the centre of New Orleans, on Saturday at around 9am local time. First responders from the fire and police departments are at the scene with at least 18 injured people taken to hospital, nola.com reports.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: bad-hair 10/12/2019 7:31:04 PM (No. 205847)
Bienvenue a Louisiana. Competence is optional.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: halfnorsk 10/12/2019 7:52:14 PM (No. 205856)
Life (and death) in Ray Nagin’s “chocolate city.”
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Reply 3 - Posted by: ControlFreak 10/12/2019 8:23:40 PM (No. 205865)
Well you can joke and make fun of Louisiana and New Orleans all you want, but this is my city and people are dead and many are injured. It’s a sad day for us.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: watashiyo 10/12/2019 8:39:42 PM (No. 205871)
Always a safety issue when people die. Wonder what really happened.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: PostAway 10/12/2019 8:51:43 PM (No. 205876)
If steel was used for girders and beams and that steel came from China would we be told?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Strike3 10/12/2019 11:08:04 PM (No. 205921)
Been there, done that, still wear the T-shirt.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rumblehog 10/12/2019 11:46:39 PM (No. 205931)
The Professional Engineer who signed off on that plan might be in some deep do-do. Either 1) the design was lacking (e.g. Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel walkway collapse), 2) a construction company decided on their own to make some "improvements" to the design, 3) or inferior materials were substituted by a crooked subcontractor or supplier.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Highlander 10/13/2019 12:53:02 AM (No. 205949)
A lot of heads are gonna roll over this disaster
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Trigger2 10/13/2019 4:25:41 AM (No. 205963)
Built by cheap illegal labor???
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Reply 10 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 10/13/2019 4:45:54 AM (No. 205966)
Not what you would expect in the US. They are fortunate more people weren't injured. Prayers for those injured or missing.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: George R. 10/13/2019 6:19:25 AM (No. 205997)
#3 New Orleans, having been in Democatic control for decades, if not centuries ...what else can one expect? It's a sad day for everyone but that doesn't deflect the responsibility of you and yours to correct the political corruption that has plagued your city and created the opportunity for this tragedy and the others which are sure to follow.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: StormCnter 10/13/2019 8:12:38 AM (No. 206043)
I'm with #3. Let's wait and see what caused it.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: ControlFreak 10/13/2019 8:25:15 AM (No. 206058)
Thank you #11 for telling me what to do, but I am way ahead of you. I voted Republican all the way in our state and local elections yesterday . There were a record number of Republicans on the ballot and our governor is now in a runoff with a Republican. Hopefully things are changing here, and I and my family have long been doing our part, so don’t preach to me, please. I still mourn the loss of life, regardless of who is in charge.
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