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Baltimore Bridge Collapse Plunges Vehicles into Freezing River; Officials Warn of “Mass Casualties”

HeadlineMar 26, 2024

In Baltimore, search and rescue efforts are underway after multiple vehicles plunged into the Patapsco River following the partial collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in what local officials are calling a “mass casualty incident.” Two people have been rescued so far, with one severely injured, but some 18 others could still be trapped in the freezing cold water. The four-lane Francis Scott Key Bridge is 1.6 miles long and part of Interstate 695, a key commuter route. Maryland Governor Wes Moore has declared a state of emergency. The bridge collapsed after a large cargo ship collided with it early this morning. The 948-foot vessel was just minutes into its journey to Colombo, Sri Lanka, when it hit a column of the bridge.

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