Baltimore bridge collapsed, leaving six construction workers buried and two people believed dead

On March 26, at approximately 1:30 a.m., a cargo ship struck one of the support beams of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland, where fathers Miguel Luna, 49, and Maynar Suazo, 37, were working the graveyard shift.

Six men—two of whom were saved from the group of eight—were thrown into the Patapsco River’s muddy cemetery when the bridge collapsed.

The mother of Luna’s three children, his wife, sobbed, “We have a broken heart.” Learn more about the two guys who were killed by the same bridge they were attempting to repair by continuing to read.

The 49-year-old Miguel Luna was honoured to be a member of the team maintaining Maryland’s renowned Francis Scott Key Bridge. He has been posting pictures of his construction work on the bridge on social media for the past few years, showing his gratitude for the chance to support his wife and three kids.

However, Luna’s family has been among the six families hoping for a miracle since the wee hours of March 26. Maria del Carmen Castellón, Luna’s wife, told Telemundo 44, “They only tell us that we have to wait, that for now they can’t give us information.”
“[We feel] devastated, devastated because we have a broken heart, because we don’t know if they’ve already rescued them,” his distraught wife continues. We’re anticipating some news.

In a Facebook post less than a year ago, Maynor Suazo’s mother, Yesica, expressed her love for her son.

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“My first gratitude is to God and my family, especially Maynor Suazo,” she writes as the caption on a photo of her son celebrating his college graduation. “My son is a professional today. We experienced a great deal of hardship, including the pandemic, hurricanes, floods, disease, and human casualties, which prolonged the wait for this title. however, God has been good thus far.

With no body to bury, the bereaved mother is now grieving the likely death of her son. The second worker, Suazo, 37, of Azacualpa, Santa Barbara, is thought to have passed away.

The two-father Honduran had lived in the country for the previous eighteen years, and according to his brother Martin, he moved to “improve the quality of his life,” as reported by local media. Martin stated that he intends to return his brother’s remains to the United States.

Martin reaffirmed that Suazo is survived by his daughter, five, and son, eighteen, in a different interview with CNN. “Maynor is a guy, with warmth and quality of people, entrepreneur with a vision and mission to serve our community,” writes a family friend in a moving ode to the man. The message goes on, saying, “We pray and wish with all of our hearts that we may see you again and continue to enjoy your joy and enthusiasm.”

On the 1977-opened steel-arched bridge named for Francis Scott Key, the author of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the workers were patching potholes. According to Maryland Governor Wes Moore, the 300-meter-long ship Dali seemed to hit a primary concrete pier that is a part of the foundation and rests on submerged earth at around 1:30 in the morning.

These folks are heroes because they are able to prevent cars from crossing the bridge. Moore stated, “They saved lives last night,” and said that the bridge complied with regulations and had no known structural problems. Six of the eight guys remain missing, while two were saved. A 26-year-old from San Luis, Petén, and a 35-year-old from Camotán, Chiquimula, are among those who are missing. Their names are still pending. There is still a search and recovery going on.

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