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Divers found bodies in a truck near the wreckage of the Baltimore Bridge

Divers found bodies in a truck near the wreckage of the Baltimore Bridge

Workers repair the road during construction of the bridge in Baltimore on Tuesday.

Search divers announced they have found the bodies of two victims of Tuesday's Baltimore bridge crash, and are still searching for four people. Wes MooreMaryland Governor on Wednesday.

The governor also reported that the two men were found in a truck near the wreckage of the central part of the bridge.

Based on previous information, most of the six victims were Latin American-born workers who were repairing the road surface on the Francis Scott Bridge on the night of the disaster. The collapse of the structure occurred when they were taking a break and were therefore inside the car.

In addition to the work of the research units, preparations have also begun to remove the bridge's debris, the most difficult part of which, according to reports, will be the removal of the massive steel structure.

Wednesday at a White House news conference Pete Buttigieg The Federal Transport Minister said rebuilding the bridge “will not be easy or cheap, and a long process should be expected.” Regarding the progress of work, he said that the bridge debris will be removed first, and then the ship that caused the disaster. He added that the date of reopening the Port of Baltimore is not yet known, due to the collapse of the bridge, and goods worth about 100 million dollars were stuck in the port.

At a presidential office press conference, the Deputy Commander of Coast Guard Operations spoke about the fact that about a dozen commercial ships could not leave the port. Peter Gauthier Regarding the investigation, he said that the crew of the damaged and disabled container carrier Daly is still on board and is cooperating with the authorities. He added that the ship's hull was examined and no damage was found below water level, and no dangerous materials were released into the sea, although 56 out of 4,700 containers transported on board contained dangerous materials.

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Also on Wednesday Janet Yellen The Minister of Finance explained Joe Biden The president's words on Tuesday were based on his intention for the federal budget to cover all reconstruction costs. Among other things, the Finance Minister told MSNBC television that the Infrastructure Investments Act, which passed with bipartisan support in Congress, could help, and added that insurance funds could also contribute to the recovery.

At a news conference on Wednesday, Gov. Moore called the economic impact of the bridge disaster a “global crisis” because not only the nation’s economy, but the world’s economy depends on the Baltimore Seaport, a port that transports most cars and farm equipment. in the United States of America. (MTI)

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