Floor collapse at Furrs in Hobbs sends four to the hospital

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A floor collapse in a Hobbs restaurant sends four people to the hospital and shuts down the mall.

It happened Thursday afternoon at the Furr's Cafeteria.

According to authorities, the collapse happened in the kitchen sending most of the kitchen equipment falling into the hole.

Details are still sketchy, but we do know that two of the employees had to be taken to the hospital by helicopter due to the seriousness of their injuries.

No word yet on the cause of the collapse.

We're told the mall will stay closed until the area has been deemed safe.