Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapsed After Cargo Ship Lost Power, Crashed into Support Column; At Least 6 People Missing

Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed early Tuesday morning after a cargo ship lost power and crashed into one of the bridge’s support columns.

Search and rescue efforts continue Tuesday afternoon as emergency officials work to locate individuals believed to have fallen into the Patapsco River. So far, two people have been rescued, including one who was briefly hospitalized and one who declined to go to a hospital. Authorities are searching for six construction workers who were repairing potholes on the bridge at the time of the crash, The Baltimore Sun reported.

“This is a tragedy that you could never imagine,” Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott said in a news conference Tuesday morning.