Baltimore Bridge Video: 2.5 km long Francis Scott Key Bridge collapses after large ship rams it, Watch

The ship that hit the Francis Scott Key Bridge was reportedly a Singaporean container vessel named Dali which was going to Sri Lanka from Baltimore.

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In a horrific development, Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, US collapsed on Tuesday after a large cruise ship collided with it. The Baltimore Bridge Collapse video is now doing rounds on social media as multiple vehicles fell into the water with fears of mass causalities. As per reports, the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse took place at about 1.30 am on Tuesday, local time. With fears of mass causalities, US media reports suggest that seven people and several vehicles fell into the water and there is now a large-scale rescue operation going on. 


It is pertinent to mention here that there are no official reports of casualties at this time and the US Coastguard and other Maryland state agencies have joined the rescue and recovery operation.


The ship that hit the Baltimore Bridge was reportedly a Singaporean container vessel named Dali. In the Baltimore Bridge collapse video, it can be seen that Dali was trying to cross the river when it struck the Francis Scott Key Bridge. As per reports, Dali is 299.92m long and 48.2m wide and was leaving Baltimore for Sri Lanka.


Talking about the Baltimore Bridge, apart from being known as Francis Scott Key bridge, it was originally known as the Outer Harbor Crossing and extends over the Patapsco River. It is a 1.6-mile (2.5km), four-lane bridge. It serves as the outermost crossing of the Baltimore harbour and an essential link of Interstate-695, or the Baltimore Beltway.


Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott took to his X handle and wrote, "I'm aware of and en route to the incident at the Key Bridge. I have been in contact with @BaltimoreFire Chief Wallace, @GovWesMoore @JohnnyOJr, and @AACoExec. Emergency personnel are on scene, and efforts are underway."


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