May 21, 2024 12:28 pm
Baltimore Bridge Collapse: Ship’s Crew Rescues Lives, Six Still Missing

In Baltimore, a state of emergency has been declared after several workers fell into the Patapsco River while repairing potholes on a bridge. According to authorities, two workers were rescued, with one in serious condition. Despite the rescue efforts, six people are still missing and the search continues using boats and divers. Photographs of the accident show the ship losing power before striking the bridge support, with work crews on the bridge at the time of the collapse.

The collapse of the bridge, which opened in 1977 and is part of Interstate 695, is expected to halt activity at the port of Baltimore. This will have a significant impact on vehicle exports and imports, particularly from Nissan, Toyota, and General Motors. More than 40 vessels are stranded in the port, and at least thirty scheduled arrivals will likely be diverted to other east coast ports.

An emergency message was sent about an electricity problem that may have helped save lives by alerting workers to leave before disaster struck. Sonar detected multiple vehicles in the water approximately 50 feet deep, but no victims were found inside five vehicles that were found underwater. The cause of the collapse is not yet known and investigations are ongoing.

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