What caused the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore?


Synergy Marine Group confirmed that its Singapore-flagged container ship “Dali” collided with the bridge. — Reuters

A ship collided with a pillar of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland, causing mass casualties.

US media reported that at least seven people fell into the Patapsco River where the bridge is located.

Shortly after the incident, Synergy Marine Group confirmed that its Singapore-flagged container ship “Dali” collided with a pillar of the bridge. Reuters the report said.

“While the exact cause of the incident has not yet been determined, ‘Dali’ has now mobilized its qualified personal incident response services,” the company said.

No crew members were injured and all were accounted for, the statement added.

Video circulating on social media showed the bridge collapsing as the ship, which was bound for Colombo, Sri Lanka, hit the bridge. The ship burst into flames and billowed smoke after it crashed.

It’s unclear how many cars fell into the water; however, CBS News reported that a tow truck was on the bridge when it fell.

Transportation chiefs said in a statement that the bridge was closed to traffic. “I can confirm that at 1:35 a.m., Baltimore City Police were notified that a portion of the Francis Scott Key Bridge had collapsed and workers may have fallen into the water,” a police officer said.

“Emergency crews are on scene and work is ongoing,” the city’s mayor, Brendon Scott, said on X (formerly Twitter).



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