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Terrifying audio of the bridge collapse in Baltimore comes to light

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  • Audio of bridge collapse in Baltimore.
  • Tragedy continues to have an impact.
  • Hispanics lost their lives after collapse.

The tragic bridge collapse in Baltimore continues to shock among the public.

In a new twist in the case, heartbreaking audio has been leaked of authorities who responded to the accident.

The Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse occurred on Tuesday, March 26.

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Details emerge of what happened in the Baltimore bridge collapse

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The Maryland Transportation Authority’s police channel revealed how the authorities reacted moments before the collapse.

According to CNN, the bridge in Baltimore collapsed after being hit by a cargo ship.

Police radio traffic recorded at 1:27 a.m. local time captures first responders rushing to evacuate and hold up traffic.

At that time an officer announced that a ship lost control of the rudder causing it to crash into the bridge.

Quick alert allowed authorities to block traffic to the bridge

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The incident occurred around 01:30 local time (05:30 GMT), and according to initial reports, the Dali cargo ship lost power.

It ended up striking the bridge, which was built in 1977, over which some 35,000 vehicles cross a day. It rose to fame as a popular setting for The Wire.

The ship’s alert allowed police to stop traffic on the bridge but a crew repairing potholes was unable to escape the collapse.

Audio of the bridge collapse response was reported by CNN en Español.

Heartbreaking revelations

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«Stop all traffic on the Key Bridge. A ship is approaching that has just lost its rudder,” someone can be heard saying in the audio.

About a minute later, a person shouts: «Control… The entire bridge just fell down! Everyone starts, whoever. The whole bridge fell down!»

«Do we know if the traffic was stopped?» asks another of the agents during the radio communication they had that Tuesday.

«I can’t get to the other side of the bridge. The bridge fell… I’m going to have to get someone to the other side,” someone else responds.

6 Hispanic workers lost their lives after bridge collapse in Baltimore

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«Be here and stop traffic north of Key Bridge,» is finally heard in the leaked audio of the bridge collapse response.

Unfortunately, it was reported that most workers who were at the scene were killed.

The victims were workers from several Hispanic countries.

According to CNN, they included Guatemalans, Hondurans, Salvadorans and Mexicans.

The impact on the community

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said it was «a tragic and devastating incident» and promised a thorough investigation.

At this time, investigations continue to determine exactly what caused the ship to lose control of the rudder.

The Baltimore bridge collapse continues to cause devastation and create major logistical problems.

Now, with the leak of the heartbreaking audios the sadness and impact grows even more.

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