The U.S government has awarded the state of Maryland an initial $60 million in emergency funds to clear debris and begin rebuilding the collapsed Francis Scott key bridge in Baltimore.

Maryland Governor, Wes Moore had requested the $60 million, and within hours the U.S department of transportation’s federal highway administration approved the request to fund emergency work.

The bridge came tumbling down early on Tuesday after a massive cargo freighter plowed into the structure in Baltimore harbor, with two bodies recovered and four others are missing and presumed dead.

The impact brought most of the bridge crashing into the mouth of the Patapsco river almost immediately, blocking shipping lanes and forcing the indefinite closure of the port of Baltimore, one of the busiest on the U.S eastern seaboard.

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