A person died and five were injured yesterday when the formwork on which several workers were placing the concrete in the lobby of the hotel under construction Serenade, from the Spanish chain, collapsed Best Hotelslocated in the Cabeza de Toro municipality, La Altagracia province.
The fatal victim, still unidentified, was trapped under the formwork, the general superintendent of the Verón-Punta Cana Fire Department told Efe, Miguel Alvarez. “The person who was trapped died when she was taken to a hospital in the area, the others are receiving medical attention,” said the lifeguard.
Álvarez affirmed that the hotel is in a “very advanced” construction stage and that practically only the lobby remained to be built.
The Punta Cana Serenity It has 603 rooms distributed in 7 buildings with 4 levels. It is the first to build Best Hotels in the Caribbean.