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Multiple vehicles sink as Baltimore bridge collapses following collision with cargo ship

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Several vehicles sink as Baltimore bridge collapses after hit by cargo ship

Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed after being hit by a cargo ship, causing multiple vehicles to plunge into the Patapsco River. The incident occurred early Tuesday, with rescuers searching for survivors. Reports indicate up to 20 people in the water as a result of the collapse.

A live video on YouTube captured the ship colliding with the bridge, leading to spans collapsing and the ship catching fire. Authorities are working to confirm details and assess the extent of the damage. The Baltimore City Fire Department is leading rescue efforts to locate individuals in the water.

The Baltimore Fire Department described the incident as a mass-casualty event, with efforts underway to find seven individuals. The collision took place around 1:30 am, prompting a swift emergency response from local authorities. The Associated Press reported that multiple vehicles fell into the water following the bridge collapse.

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The Singapore-flagged container ship, Dali, operated by Grace Ocean Pte Ltd and managed by Synergy Marine Group, was involved in the collision. Synergy Marine Corp confirmed the accident, stating that all crew members, including pilots, were safe. Traffic on the Key Bridge is redirected as investigations continue, with the impact on port operations yet to be determined.

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