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Baltimore leaders, counseling organization talk Key Bridge bridge collapse

Photo credit: Baltimore City Council Pres. Nick Mosby

Today With Dr. Kaye segment aired March 26, 2024.

(AP)—A container ship lost power and rammed into a major bridge in Baltimore, causing the span to buckle into the river below. The collapse plunged a construction crew into the dangerously cold waters.

Rescuers pulled out two people, but six others were missing.

The ship’s crew issued a mayday call moments before the crash took down the Francis Scott Key Bridge.

Maryland Governor Wes Moore said the mayday enabled authorities to limit vehicle traffic on the span. The ship struck one of the bridge’s supports, causing the structure to collapse like a toy. It tumbled into the water in a matter of seconds.

Click the audio to hear from Baltimore City County President Nick Mosby, City faith leader Rev. Dr. Alvin Hathaway, and Elizabeth Stoner, LCSW-C with Pro Bono Counseling.

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