Three floors of the Watergate Hotel's garage collapsed around 10 a.m. on Friday morning, reportedly injuring one person. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has confirmed that there may be some people missing as a result of the collapse. NBC4 reported that two construction workers are trapped under the rubble. The D.C. firefighters' union described the situation as a "pancake collapse." The complex has been evacuated. According to WUSA9, the 2600 and 2700 blocks of Virginia Avenue are now closed. So far, there has yet to be any reports on the cause of the collapse. Expect more updates as more information becomes available.
UPDATE (12:59 p.m.): According to The Washington Post, all people are now accounted for. One person was transported to an area hospital. They reportedly have non-life-threatening injuries.
Current scene at the Watergate: pic.twitter.com/JFVsPjSpSC— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) May 1, 2015
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