Bridge Collapses In The US After Being Hit By A Ship

A portion of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore has collapsed after a large boat collided with it early on Tuesday morning, sending a number of vehicles into the water below.

At about 1.30am, a vessel crashed into the bridge, catching fire before sinking, according to a video posted on X. ‘All lanes closed both directions for incident on I-695 Key Bridge. Traffic is being detoured,’ the Maryland Transportation Authority posted on X.

The Baltimore mayor, Brandon M Scott, and the county executive, Johnny Olszewski Jr, said emergency personnel were at the scene and rescue efforts were under way

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