Maryland [US], March 28: Recovery efforts resumed on Wednesday at the site of the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore for six people who were unaccounted for and presumed dead.
Authorities said eight workers were fixing potholes on the bridge when the cargo ship Dali lost power and struck it early Tuesday morning, causing it to collapse. Two were rescued. The Coast Guard suspended the search and rescue efforts for the six missing individuals on Tuesday night, and said the mission would transition to one of search and recovery on Wednesday.
Two of the workers are from Mexico, the country's president has announced. The others are reported to be from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
Maryland Gov. Wes Moore said the crash appeared to be an accident, noting there was "no credible evidence of a terrorist attack."
The 1.6-mile bridge, named after the poet who wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner," spans a major thoroughfare of East Coast shipping. It's also the entryway to the port, which is the largest port in the US for specialized cargo like trucks, tractors and trailers.
Source: Qatar Tribune