UPDATE: New tarp placed to conceal the exposed remains of Hard Rock victim
A new tarp was placed to conceal the remains of the Hard Rock victim.
Images of the victim’s legs flooded social media on Tuesday and the city continues to ask people to not share them.
“To be clear: capturing or sharing images of the victims in such a condition is irresponsible, it is indefensible, and it is not who we are as New Orleanians. Out of respect to the victims and their families, and in the name of basic common decency: we urge news outlets, residents, and social media users to have nothing to do with making a tragic situation needlessly worse," Press secretary Latonya Norton said.
The tarp was placed to conceal the remains. However, due to wind, the ropes of the initial tarp placed broke and exposed the victim’s legs.
The city said they were unable to fix it right away due to the unstable building complicating the process, according to the report.
“A tarp put in place to conceal the remains of one of the victims of the Hard Rock collapse has been shifted by the wind--- potentially exposing those remains. The condition of the building and the altitude above street level complicate efforts to replace the tarp, as they have prevented recovery thus far," Norton said.
Mayor Cantrell also responded to the incident on Facebook stating they have been in constant contact with the families of victims and with a list of facts touched upon at the press conference on Jan. 17.