Moment bridge collapses after being hit by ship

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A bridge in Baltimore, Maryland, has collapsed into the Patapsco River after being struck by a container ship, rescue services say.

Chief Kevin Cartwright, director of communications for the Baltimore City Fire Department, confirmed to the BBC that the bridge had been struck by “a large vessel” causing it to collapse into the river.

He also said “as many as seven individuals and several vehicles” have fallen into the river.

There is now a multi-agency rescue operation on the scene. It is not currently clear if there have been any casualties.

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