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Baltimore bridge collapses after cargo ship collision

By Ninian Carter

March 26, 2024 - The Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore collapsed after being struck by a Singapore-flagged container ship, plunging multiple vehicles into the the Patapsco River.

A container ship has crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, causing it to collapse and plunge into the river below.

Several vehicles fell into the extremely cold Patapsco River, with rescuers initially searching for at least seven people.

Two people were rescued from the water, one in serious condition, according to the Baltimore Fire Service.

At 1:30am (local time), the Singapore-flagged “Dali” container ship lost power, adjusted its course and started smoking before hitting a bridge support.

PUBLISHED: 26/03/2024; STORY: Graphic News