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Watch stay as police maintain a press convention after the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland, collapsed within the early hours of Tuesday morning (26 March).

A container ship crashed into the construction at round 01:30am ET, inflicting a piece of the 1.6-mile, four-lane bridge to tumble into the Patapsco River.

Footage of the incident was captured by a stay webcam.

Authorities have declared a “mass casualty event” with seven individuals feared to be within the water and determined rescue efforts presently beneath approach in a race towards the clock.

Multiple vehicles are thought to have been crossing over the bridge on the time, together with one the dimensions of a tractor-trailer.

Kevin Cartwright, director of communications for the Baltimore Fire Department, informed The Associated Press that companies began receiving 911 calls round 1:30am.

“Our focus right now is trying to rescue and recover these people,” he stated.

According to the Marine Traffic web site, the ship that crashed into the bridge was sure for Colombo Port in Sri Lanka.