Fifth body recovered from Baltimore bridge collapse

Fifth body recovered from Baltimore bridge collapse

The body of a fifth construction worker was recovered after the Dali containership slammed with the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore.

The missing truck of the fifth victim, Miguel Angel Luna Gonzalez, 49, was found by the Unified Command salvage teams, according to the BBC.

Gonzalez was one of six workmen who went missing when the bridge collapsed on 26 March. Days after the tragedy, two bodies were recovered from waters beneath the Francis Scott Key Bridge.

Colonel Roland L Butler Jr., Superintendent of the Maryland Department of State Police, said: “We remain dedicated to the ongoing recovery operations while knowing behind each person lost in this tragedy lies a loving family.”

According to The Independent, one worker, Jose Mynor Lopez, has yet to be located.

One day after the crash, the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore suspended ship traffic entering and departing the port.

A week later, officials created a temporary ship path near the Francis Scott Key Bridge as part of a large recovery operation.

Recently, Carl Bentzel, Commissioner of the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), wrote to US President, Joe Biden, seeking financial aid to staff and businesses that have been stifled by the recent events that have transpired in the Port of Baltimore.

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