Baltimore Ship Collapses Bridge: Ahmedabad’s Atal Bridge-Like Design, Collapses in 5 Seconds, Dozens of Cars Plunge into River

A cargo ship’s collision resulted in the collapse of the ‘Francis Scott Key Bridge’ in Baltimore, USA. According to The New York Times, around 1:30 a.m. local time, the ship struck the bridge causing it to collapse, followed by a fire, eventually leading to the sinking of the ship.

Officials have reported that following the bridge collapse, they are making efforts to rescue approximately 7 individuals. The collapse occurred due to a dozen cars being carried away into the river upon the bridge’s collapse

According to Bloomberg’s report, the Maryland Transportation Authority has announced the closure of all lanes on the bridge following the accident to control traffic.

Baltimore Ship Collapses Bridge

Singaporean Flagged Ship Heading to Colombo, Sri Lanka

According to The New York Times, a Singaporean flagged vessel named ‘Dali’ was heading towards the capital city of Sri Lanka, Colombo. The ship was 948 feet long. 

The Francis Key Bridge was constructed over the Patapsco River in 1977. It is named after Francis Scott Key, the author of the American national anthem.

Cargo Worth 667 Billion Rupees Passed Through Baltimore Port Last Year

According to the Maryland government’s website, approximately 52 million tons of international cargo passed through the Baltimore port last year. Its value was 667 billion rupees. 

This port provides direct employment to over 15,000 people. Consequently, around 1.39 lakh people are employed in Maryland.

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