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Maryland Governor Wes Moore (D) has demanded “full accountability” following a bridge collapse in Baltimore, which has resulted in six construction workers being presumed dead.

In a recent interview on CNN, Moore emphasized the necessity of a comprehensive investigation into the incident. He stressed that “There needs to be a full and thorough investigation,” adding, “What led up to this? What made the ship lose power? What made them lose the ability to steer the ship? Do we have the right infrastructure that’s in place to be able to protect the people of our state.” Governor Moore noted that the state was “fully committed to seeing this through to completion.”

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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has also weighed in, saying, “To be clear, if any private party is responsible for and accountable for this, that they will be held accountable. What we know is that we got to tear down every obstacle, physical, financial, and administrative, that means using all the tools that we have as a department, and very likely working with Congress as well.”

The bridge collapsed early Tuesday morning after a collision with a cargo ship, reportedly caused by a temporary power loss.

As this all unfolds, recovery operations are continuing, with crews working to locate the bodies of six construction workers who are believed to have died following the bridge collapse. According to officials, the crew was repairing potholes on the bridge when it collapsed. Governor Moore has confirmed that he met with some of the families, saying, “I prayed with them, prayed for them.”


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