Breaking News: Francis Scott Key Bridge Partially Collapses in Baltimore, Maryland

Mar 26, 2024 - 08:42
Mar 26, 2024 - 08:47
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Breaking News: Francis Scott Key Bridge Partially Collapses in Baltimore, Maryland

Tuesday morning March 26, 2024 , tragedy struck as the Francis Scott Key Bridge, a vital artery carrying Interstate 695 over the Patapsco River in Baltimore, Maryland, partially collapsed. Authorities were alerted at 1:35 a.m. to the alarming incident, with reports suggesting that workers may have been caught in the collapse and plunged into the river below.

According to Detective Niki Fennoy of the Baltimore Police Department, the collapse was triggered by a large container ship colliding with the bridge during the night. Baltimore Fire Department Battalion Chief Glenn Kukucka confirmed that personnel were on the bridge at the time of impact, further complicating the rescue efforts.

Images circulating on social media depict the harrowing aftermath of the collision, revealing the mangled wreckage of the bridge protruding from the waters as dawn breaks. The Maryland Transport Authority has taken swift action, closing the I-695 in response to the bridge's collapse, attributing the incident to a "ship strike."

This catastrophe has not only disrupted crucial transportation routes but also raised serious concerns about the safety and integrity of infrastructure in the region. As rescue teams scramble to respond to the emergency, the full extent of the damage and any potential casualties remains unknown. Stay tuned for further updates on this developing situation.

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Daniel Theo Cole Daniel Theophilus Cole is a Senior Reporter at Kool 91.9 FM/TV/Knewsonline. Cole has a keen interest in Human Interest, Political, Economy, and Agricultural Stories. His passion for journalism extends beyond self-interest. Cell#0776762186 Email: [email protected]