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Baltimore Mayor declares local state of emergency after key bridge collapse

National Transportation Safety Board to lead investigation


Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott has taken decisive action in the wake of the Key Bridge collapse, declaring a local state of emergency.

According to a report on Sky News, the executive order, activates the city's emergency operations plan, signaling a concerted effort to address the crisis. The declaration will remain effective for 30 days.

Mayor Scott emphasized the urgency of the situation, stating that teams are rapidly mobilizing resources to confront the aftermath of the incident. Preliminary investigations suggest that the collapse was accidental, according to Maryland Governor Wes Moore.

Governor Moore, speaking at a press conference in Baltimore, conveyed the state's shock and solidarity with those affected by the tragedy. He assured the public that response teams are exerting every effort to assist victims and their families.

Senator Chris van Hollen announced that the National Transportation Safety Board will lead an investigation into the incident. Additionally, US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg will allocate emergency response funds to support the affected area.

As Baltimore grapples with the aftermath of this unforeseen event, officials and citizens alike unite in their resolve to overcome the challenges ahead.

[With information sourced from Sky News]

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