Large Baltimore Bridge Collapses After Hit By Ship


Major Francis Scott Key Bridge in the U.S. city of Baltimore near Washington, has collapsed after a ship crashed into it.

The Maryland Department of Transportation and several U.S. media outlets reported on Tuesday.

The Baltimore City Fire Department told U.S. broadcaster CBS News that at least seven people were in the river and rescue teams were at the scene to locate the individuals.

Calls started coming into emergency services at around 1:30 a.m. (0530 GMT), the report said.

It was unclear how many vehicles were on the bridge at that time, but fire officials said “there was surely a large tractor-trailer’’ (dpa/NAN)