Three workers are in hospital this afternoon nursing injuries after a section of the Blue Diamond Royalton hotel construction site in Negril collapsed today.

The three persons admitted to hospital were among five injured after the roof of the lobby of the hotel which is under construction collapsed.

There was alarm early this morning as the section of the hotel collapsed and word circulated that several workers were trapped.

Emergency rescue workers and the security forces work during this morning and this afternoon in search of persons injured.

Investment Minister Daryl Vaz visited the scene and toured the building. Vaz updated members of the media.

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Minister Vaz says checks are being made to ensure all persons have been rescued.

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Minister Vaz addressed a crowd gathered on the scene.

He reported that emergency workers have dismissed speculation that a number of persons may be still trapped and have succumbed.

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Vaz commended the rescue workers and the security forces on their efforts.

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Minister Vaz says within 24-hours the Government is to receive a preliminary report following an investigation into the collapse of the section of the hotel in which caused injury to at least five workers.

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Minister Vaz says the Principals of the Blue Diamond Hotel Royalton are on their way to Jamaica.

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