DFA says no Filipinos hurt in Baltimore bridge collapse

DFA says no Filipinos hurt in Baltimore bridge collapse

/ 10:39 AM March 27, 2024

Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapses After Being Struck By Cargo Ship

A view of the Dali cargo vessel which crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge causing it to collapse in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S., March 26, 2024. REUTERS/Julia Nikhinson

MANILA, Philippines — No Filipinos have been hurt or killed after a major bridge in the US city of Baltimore, Maryland collapsed.

In a text message on Wednesday, INQUIRER.net sought the Department of Foreign Affairs’ update on the incident, asking if there had been Filipinos affected by the collapsing of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, to which the department answered “none.”


“According to our embassy, none! May the Lord be praised,” said DFA Undersecretary Eduardo de Vega.


The incident transpired on March 26 after the bridge was struck by a cargo ship.

READ: Six presumed dead after ship destroys Baltimore bridge

Meanwhile, an Agence France-Presse (AFP) news report on March 27 detailed that six people have been “presumed dead” after the incident.

“Based on the length of time that we’ve gone in this search, the extensive search efforts that we put into it, the water temperature… at this point we do not believe that we’re going to find any of these individuals still alive,” the report reads, quoting US Coast Guard Rear Admiral Shannon Gilreath.

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