Tragedy Strikes: Key Bridge Collapse in Baltimore Sends Vehicles Plunging into River

A view of the Francis Scott Key Bridge after it collapsed, in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S., in this picture released on March 26, 2024. Harford County MD Fire & EMS/Handout via REUTERS

****In a devastating incident early this morning, the Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, collapsed after being struck by a massive container ship, sending up to 10 or more vehicles plummeting into the river below. The impact of the collapse has resulted in the closure of all six lanes on I-695 Key Bridge, with traffic being detoured as emergency responders rush to the scene.Kevin Cartwright from the Fire Department described the situation as a “developing mass casualty event,” emphasizing the urgent need to rescue and recover those involved. However, with the chaos unfolding, it remains unclear exactly how many people were on the bridge at the time of its collapse.The scale of the tragedy has sent shockwaves throughout the community, prompting an immediate and coordinated response from emergency services. As efforts to aid those affected intensify, authorities are urging caution and patience from the public as the situation continues to unfold.The collapse of the Key Bridge serves as a stark reminder of the fragility of infrastructure and the unpredictable nature of accidents. As the community comes together to support those impacted by this tragedy, thoughts and prayers are with all those involved during this difficult time.

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