SEARCH ON FOR AT LEAST 6 PEOPLE, AFTER BALTIMORE BRIDGE COLLAPSE

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Rescue crews are searching for at least six people after the collapse of a major bridge in the eastern U.S. city of Baltimore, Maryland.

Video showed the Francis Scott Key Bridge falling into the waters of a river after a Singapore-flagged container ship collided with a support column Tuesday.

Authorities said several vehicles were on the bridge when the collapse occurred.

Baltimore city Fire Chief James Wallace told reporters during a news briefing hours after the disaster, that two people have been pulled from the water. One was transported to a trauma center in serious condition, while the other was uninjured.

Divers are said to be dealing with bone-chilling water temperatures of about 9 degrees Celsius, as they search for other possible victims.