New York’s hotel industry has found itself reeling from the aftermath of a deadly earthquake that killed at least 18 people and injured hundreds more.
The hotel industry in New York is reeling from an earthquake that destroyed dozens of hotels and caused a major damage, including major damage to a hotel in the city’s tourist hotspot of Central Park.
A hotel in Central Park was badly damaged in the magnitude 7.1 quake, according to the New York Fire Department.
The New York Police Department said at least four people were killed and more than 500 were injured in the aftermath.
In New York, hundreds of people were evacuated from hotels, and at least five were killed.
More:Thousands were still stuck in hotels and restaurants, some with the windows blown out, and many others without running water or electricity.
Some people were stranded in hotel lobbies.
Some hotels were damaged beyond repair, according the New Jersey Department of Health and Social Services, with one hotel still under reconstruction.
There were no immediate reports of injuries, but some hotel employees and other guests were in shock.
The New York Red Cross said some of its employees were in hotels or in nearby neighborhoods.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.0 earthquake was felt in New Jersey and New York.
The quake also caused extensive damage to buildings across Central America and Europe, the U.N. agency said.