According to sources – Several construction workers were rushed to hospital this morning, after a section of a building under construction at the former Grand Lido hotel in Negril collapsed.

Some of the injured workers  are currently receiving treatment at the Noel Holmes Hospital in Hanover and the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital in Westmoreland.

It is also understood that several workers are also trapped under the rubble of the two-storey building that was being constructed.

The incident reportedly occurred at about 6:00 am

Personnel from the Negril Police Station and the Negril Fire Department are currently on the scene. It is believed however that 6 persons died and over a dozen are battling for their lives. Updates to confirm these deaths will follow.