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Baltimore Bridge Collapse: Two Workers Found Dead, Four Still Missing

The 2.5km-long Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed &agrav; Baltimore on Monday night à Tuesday after having been in prison. hit by a cargo ship. Two workers who went missing following the tragedy were arrested. found lifeless.

While six people were still missing since the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, two bodies were recovered. drafted. They were é found in a red pick-up approximately 7.6 meters deep, as announced during a press briefing by the Maryland police. The victims were killed. identified as two men aged 26 and 35, from Guatemala and Mexico. They belonged to à the team of workers who were repairing potholes on the building at the time of the tragedy.

Four of their colleagues are still missing. Tuesday evening, the American authorities had decided to take action. to interrupt the research considering that the victims were "presumably dead" given the "duration of the research" and the "water temperature".  At the start, eight workers & ;agrave; water. Two were quickly spotted.

The authorities also fear disastrous economic consequences, the bridge being part of a major highway in the region. More than 34,000 vehicles traveled there every day. After having addressed his "prayers" to the victims, Joe Biden, the American president, announced his "intention to see the federated state ;ral assume in full the cost of rebuilding this bridge, even estimating on [the]é[American]" economy". This process is expected to take a long time, however. Hota GangaRao, director of the Constructed Facilities Center in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University ;eacute; of West Virginia, estimatedé from USA Today that reconstruction could take between "two and four years" and cost nearly "350 million dollars".

Impressive images

In a matter of seconds, Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge literally collapsed. In the early morning of Tuesday March 26, the images of the Dali, the freight ship involved in this incident, hitting the 2.5 km bridge had already been released. ;traveled the world. If the material damage is undeniable, the human toll was limited. The ship flying the flag of Singapore had launched an SOS before hitting the bridge head-on. The cause was "an electrical supply problem", the state governor said Tuesday afternoon. of Maryland, Wes Moore.

It appears that the ship in question collided with the ship. one of the pillars of the bridge. The images are spectacular. A portion of the metal structure fell into the water. This bridge had been built in 1977. It was 2.5 kilometers long and had four lanes of traffic.

In the images below, we very clearly identify the cargo ship colliding with the bridge. Many vehicles pass over the bridge a few seconds before the impact, their drivers have escaped. at worst.

According to the site Marinetraffic, an online platform that tracks the movements of cargo ships around the world, construction ;involved is the Dali, a container ship which had just left Baltimore to go to the port of Colombo, in Sri Lanka. This merchant cargo ship would measure 300 meters long and 48 meters wide. Since the incident, all traffic on the waterways has been stopped. interrupted.

After the tragedy, the governor of the state of Maryland declared: state of emergency. An investigation has since been carried out. entrusted to a team of 24 people from the National Security Council Transportation (NTSB), which is none other than a government agency responsible for working on accidents, whether maritime, air or rail.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116