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A sixth body has been recovered after the Baltimore bridge collapse

2024-05-09T14:31:58+00:00
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Sixth body recovered after Key Bridge collapse (Photo: The Associated Press)
  • Sixth body recovered after Key Bridge collapse.
  • He is believed to be the final victim.
  • Shipping companies are accused of incompetence.

Authorities have recovered the body of the sixth worker who went missing after the fatal Baltimore bridge collapse more than a month ago.

The tragic incident claimed the lives of six workers, all of them of Latin American origin.

The death of these Latin Americans has deeply affected immigrant communities in the United States.

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Body recovered from Baltimore bridge

José Mynor López, a 37-year-old Guatemalan, was the last victim to be found by search and rescue teams on Tuesday, May 7.

The sixth body recovered is the last of the workers who died in the accident that occurred on March 26.

That was when the cargo ship Dalí collided with one of the columns of the Francis Scott Key Bridge.

Roland Butler, superintendent of the Maryland State Police, expressed his regret and noted that this discovery marks an important milestone in recovery efforts.

A month of searching comes to an end

Body recovered from Baltimore bridge, Francis Scott Key Bridge, Baltimore, Maryland, José Mynor López
PHOTO: The Associated Press

«With heavy hearts, today marks a significant milestone in our recovery efforts and providing closure to the loved ones of the six workers who lost their lives in this tragic event,» Butler said in a statement.

The workers who died along with López are Alejandro Hernández Fuentes, Dorlian Ronial Castillo Cabrera, Maynor Yasir Suazo-Sandoval, Carlos Daniel Hernández Estrella and Miguel Ángel Luna González.

All of them were immigrants residing in the United States, who came from Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.

The cargo ship Dalí has ​​remained at the scene since the day of the accident, but is expected to be completely removed in the coming days.

Ongoing investigation into the Key Bridge collapse

Francis Scott Key Bridge, Baltimore, Maryland, José Mynor López, United States
Sixth body recovered after bridge collapse / PHOTO: The Associated Press

It is expected that with the removal of the ship, important maritime traffic will partially resume. About 30,000 people pass through the waterway daily.

To facilitate the entry and exit of ships from the port, at least three temporary channels have been set up.

The FBI opened a criminal investigation last month.

While the Baltimore city government filed a lawsuit against the companies that own the ship.

Legal challenges and economic repercussions

Francis Scott Key Bridge, Baltimore, Maryland, José Mynor López, MundoNOW
PHOTO: The Associated Press

The companies that are under demand from the government of Baltimore are Grace Ocean Private Limited and Synergy Marine PTE LTD, both based in Singapore.

They are accused of having an «incompetent crew» aboard the ship.

An unspecified amount is requested for damages due to the accident, which has generated million-dollar losses.

Affecting not only the companies involved, but also the port community, maritime traffic and security in the area.

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