Tragic Accident: Middle Portion of Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapses in Maryland

What we know so far about the Baltimore bridge collapse: reminiscent of an action movie

A dramatic accident occurred on a kilometre-long bridge in Maryland when the middle portion collapsed. The incident took place around 1:30 a.m. local time when the freighter Dali veered off course near the Francis Scott Key Bridge, causing eight workers and at least seven cars to end up in the cold water. Fortunately, all crew members on the ship were unharmed.

The Baltimore FBI quickly ruled out terrorism as a possible cause of the collapse, stating that it was not an intentional act. The incident drew international attention and condolences from US President Joe Biden, who called it something out of an action movie. Mayor Brandon Scott described it as a major tragedy that had significant implications for the US automotive supply chain, with major car companies like Ford and General Motors having to redirect parts shipments through other ports due to the closure of the port of Baltimore for rescue operations.

Divers continued to search for survivors in the cold water, but with diminishing hopes due to low water temperatures. The collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge was unexpected given its good technical condition, adding to the tragedy’s significance. The investigation into the cause of the bridge collapse continues as authorities work to recover any remaining survivors and vehicles from the water.

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