Baltimore bridge crash | Embassy in close touch with Indians onboard ship in U.S., local authorities, says MEA

During his weekly media briefing, MEA spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal said that “the Indian crew members are in good shape, good health.”

Updated - March 28, 2024 08:05 pm IST

Published - March 28, 2024 06:05 pm IST - New Delhi

In this image released by the National Transportation and Safety Board, NTSB investigators on the cargo vessel Dali, which struck and collapsed the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore.

In this image released by the National Transportation and Safety Board, NTSB investigators on the cargo vessel Dali, which struck and collapsed the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore. | Photo Credit: AP/Peter Knudson/NTSB

There are 20 Indians onboard the cargo ship which hit a bridge in Baltimore in the US a few days ago and the Indian Embassy is in close touch with them and the local authorities, the Ministry of External Affairs said on March 28.

The 2.6-km-long, four-lane Francis Scott Key Bridge over the Patapsco River in Baltimore, came crashing down after the 984-foot ship 'Dali' collided against it in the early hours of March 26.

"Our information is that there are 21 crew members, of which 20 are Indians. All of them are in good shape, good health. One of them got injured slightly, needed to have some stitches, and stitches have been given. And, he has gone back to the ship," MEA spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal said in response to a query during his weekly media briefing in New Delhi.

He also said the Indian Embassy in the U.S. is in "close touch with the Indians onboard the ship and also local authorities".

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