The US confirms the death of 2 Mexicans after the bridge collapse in Baltimore

Washington.- Two Mexicans, a Salvadoran, a Honduran and two Guatemalans are the nationalities of those who died after the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore early Tuesday morning, all of them construction workers who were carrying out repair work.

The authorities confirmed their nationalities this Wednesday, although only the names of two of the deceased are known: The Salvadoran Miguel Luna and the Honduran Maynor Suazo.

In his daily press conference, the Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, stated this Wednesday that three Mexicans were working on the Baltimore bridge when the freighter Dali crashed.

One of them is one of the two people who were rescued alive after the event, while two others are part of the six missing, who were already presumed dead on Tuesday by the rescue teams, who are now focusing on the recovery of bodies.

López Obrador explained that they do know their identities but that their relatives have asked them “to handle the information very carefully.” Their families are receiving consular attention, he confirmed.

CASA de Maryland, an organization that provides legal support to migrants, reported today that Salvadoran Miguel Luna is one of the six dead workers.

“Sadly we have found that one of the construction workers involved was a long-time member of our CASA family,” Gustavo Torres, executive director of the organization, said in a statement.

Luna, married with three children, has been a Maryland resident for 19 years and “left his house at 6:30 p.m. on Monday to work and has not returned,” he added.

The chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Jennifer Hemendyinformed CNN this Wednesday that the ship's black box has already been recovered and has been transferred to Washington for analysis.