Baltimore’s Key Bridge collapses after ship hit it, officials say

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The extent of the damage to the bridge was not immediately clear.

BALTIMORE, Maryland – The 2.6km-long Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland, has partially collapsed after a ship hit it, and as many as seven people may be in the water, officials said on March 26.

The Baltimore City Fire Department described the collapse as a mass-casualty incident, and said workers were searching for seven people in the river. Baltimore police said they were notified of the incident at 1.35am ET on Tuesday.Ship-tracking data from LSEG shows a Singapore-flagged container ship, the Dali, at the location along the Key Bridge where the accident occurred.

It was not immediately clear if the Baltimore port operations were impacted due to the bridge collapse.

 

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