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Photos: Baltimore's Key Bridge collapses; search and rescue efforts continue

The steel frame of the Francis Scott Key Bridge sits on top of the container ship Dali after the bridge collapsed, Baltimore, Md., on March 26, 2024. <a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/license/2107843930?adppopup=true"></a>
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The steel frame of the Francis Scott Key Bridge sits on top of the container ship Dali after the bridge collapsed, Baltimore, Md., on March 26, 2024.

Early Tuesday morning, a part of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore collapsed after the Dali, a nearly 1,000-foot-long container ship heading to Sri Lanka, crashed into it.

The collision launched a search-and-rescue operation as it was unclear how many people were in the Patapsco River. Officials say that eight construction workers were repairing potholes on the bridge at the time of the collapse. Two people have been rescued with one of them seriously injured. Authorities are calling it a "developing mass casualty event."

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The steel frame of the Francis Scott Key Bridge sits on top of the container ship Dali after the bridge collapsed in Baltimore, Md.
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The steel frame of the Francis Scott Key Bridge sits on top of the container ship Dali after the bridge collapsed in Baltimore, Md.
Baltimore mayor Brandon M. Scott at the Maryland Department of Transportation campus near the bridge.
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Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott at the Maryland Department of Transportation campus near the bridge.
A blocked road that leads to the now collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Md.
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A blocked road that leads to the now-collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Md.
In an aerial view, cargo ship Dali is seen after running into and collapsing the Francis Scott Key Bridge.
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In an aerial view, cargo ship Dali is seen after running into and collapsing the Francis Scott Key Bridge.
Governor Wes Moore speaks at a news conference at the Maryland Department of Transportation campus near the bridge.
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Gov. Wes Moore speaks at a news conference at the Maryland Department of Transportation campus near the bridge.
A resident of Riviera Beach looks towards the Francis Scott Key Bridge that collapsed after being hit by the Dali.
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A resident of Riviera Beach looks towards the Francis Scott Key Bridge that collapsed after being hit by the Dali.
The steel frame of the Francis Scott Key Bridge sits on top of the container ship Dali after the bridge collapsed, Baltimore, Md.<a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/license/2107843937?adppopup=true"></a>
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The steel frame of the Francis Scott Key Bridge sits on top of the container ship Dali after the bridge collapsed.
People in Orchard Beach looking at the Dali container ship and collapsed Francis Scott Key bridge.
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People in Orchard Beach look at the Dali container ship and collapsed Francis Scott Key bridge.
Gov. Wes Moore speaks during a news conference at the Maryland Department of Transportation campus near the bridge.
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Gov. Wes Moore speaks during a news conference at the Maryland Department of Transportation campus near the bridge.
A view of the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge after a collision with the Dali, a container ship. in Baltimore, Md.
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A view of the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge after a collision with the Dali, a container ship. in Baltimore, Md.
Local residents gather to view a cargo ship that ran into and collapsed the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Md.
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Local residents gather to view a cargo ship that ran into and collapsed the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Md.
The Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed after being hit by the Dali, a container ship.
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The Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed after being hit by the Dali, a container ship.

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