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Saturday, 20 April 2024 12.48 AM IST

Baltimore accident: Two bodies trapped in pickup, search for missing called off

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MARYLAND: The bodies of two of the six people, who fell into the Patapsco River after a giant cargo ship slammed into the bridge leading to the collapse, have been found. The mission team found the bodies of Alejandro Hernandez Fuentes (35) of Mexico and Dorlián Ronial Castillo Cabrera (26), a native of Guatemala. The bodies of the youths were found trapped in a red pickup in the river.


The search for the other four missing in the accident has been called off. The search ended as the concrete remains of the collapsed bridge and other vehicles are found trapped. Six construction workers from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador went missing after the bridge collapsed. Eight people were on the bridge when it collapsed and two of them have been saved.


The ship hit one of the piers of the 47-year-old Francis Scott Key Bridge in the early hours of Tuesday. The bridge completely collapsed and several vehicles fell into the Patapsco River. US President Joe Biden announced that the bridge will be rebuilt soon and the federal government will cover the entire cost.


Biden clarified that there is no time to wait for the construction cost from the shipping authorities who caused the collapse of the bridge and that the construction will start immediately. The collapse of the bridge will have a negative impact on traffic and freight across the United States as it crosses one of the national highways. The Port of Baltimore is closed in the wake of the accident.

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