SEARCH TO RESUME FOR SIX WORKERS PRESUMED DEAD AFTER BALTIMORE BRIDGE COLLAPSE

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The search for the bodies of six workers presumed killed after the collapse of a major bridge in the eastern U.S. city of Baltimore resumes today (Wed).

The workers were part of an eight-person repair crew filling potholes and patching concrete on the Francis Scott Key Bridge, when a cargo ship crashed into one of its two main support columns, causing the span to collapse into the River before dawn Tuesday.

Two members of the crew were rescued, with one transported to a trauma center in serious condition, while the other was un-injured.

Divers spent much of the day searching for the other six workers in bone-chilling water temperatures of about 9 degrees Celsius, before their efforts were called off before nightfall.

Authorities said the river currents and the tangled metal from the wreckage made conditions too dangerous for the divers.