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Video Captures Cargo Ship Colliding with Nearly 3 km Bridge, Prompting Dramatic Collapse into Water

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Last Updated on: 26th March 2024, 04:42 pm

Major Bridge Collapse in Baltimore: Cargo Ship Collision Leads to Dramatic Incident

Breaking news from the US: A key bridge in the US city of Baltimore, just north of Washington, has collapsed dramatically after being struck by a cargo ship. Video footage shows the ship hitting the almost 3 km bridge, causing it to crash into the water below. Baltimore City police have stated that there is a possibility that workers who were on the bridge are now in the water. It’s not yet clear whether there are any casualties or why the ship went off course.

According to reports from The New York Times, the cargo ship struck the Francis Scott Key bridge that crosses out of Baltimore Harbor. A spokesman for the US Coast Guard mentioned that they received a report of the impact at 1:27 a.m. Eastern Time. The ship involved is reported to be the Daly, which is Singapore-flagged and 948 ft long. Dramatic images of the collapse have surfaced, showing what appears to be cars on the bridge at the time of the incident, though this cannot be confirmed.

Marine Traffic, a maritime data platform, showed a Singapore-flagged container ship of the same name stopped directly under the bridge early Tuesday. The Daly left Baltimore at 1:00 a.m. and was bound for Colombo, Sri Lanka. The extent of the damage to the bridge is not immediately clear, but from the images, it appears to have completely collapsed.

Both Baltimore Police and the Maryland Port Administration have not yet commented on the incident. The Maryland Transportation Authority announced on social media around 2:00 a.m. that all lanes on the bridge were closed in both directions due to an incident, without specifying what had occurred. The bridge is named after Francis Scott Key, the author of the American national anthem.

This breaking story is still unfolding, and updates will be provided as more official information becomes available. It’s potentially a mass casualty incident in Baltimore, Maryland, US.Major Bridge Collapse in Baltimore: Cargo Ship Collision Leads to Dramatic Incident

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