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Maryland flag lowered to half-staff in honor of Key Bridge collapse victims

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BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Wes Moore has ordered that the Maryland flag be lowered to half-staff in honor of the victims who lost their lives in Tuesday’s Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse.

The order states that the flags will remain at half-staff until further notice.

“Our entire state is grateful for the tireless work of our first responders and everyone who has stepped up to serve in the past 24 hours,” said Governor Moore on Wednesday. “Maryland is strong and has risen to meet this moment as the work continues today.”

The Coast Guard announced on Wednesday morning that the operation to rescue the six missing workers who fell into the Patapsco River as the bridge collapsed has now become a recovery effort.

The Key Bridge collapsed at around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday after a cargo ship lost power and struck one of the bridge’s main support beams.

This article was written with the assistance of AI and reviewed by a human editor.

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