One dead, several hurt after retaining wall collapses

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Emergency crews respond to a reported wall collapse in Hendersonville on Jan. 13, 2021. (Photo: WLOS)

HENDERSONVILLE, NC (AP) — Officials in a North Carolina city say one person is dead and at least four people were injured after a retaining wall fell on construction workers.

The City of Hendersonville says in a news release that the accident occurred around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at a site adjacent to the parking lot of a local business.

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According to the city, two people were taken by helicopter and one was taken by ambulance to nearby hospitals, while a fourth person was treated at the scene.

The name of the victim hasn’t been released as officials work to notify relatives.