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इंडियन आवाज़     22 Jan 2019 09:59:29      انڈین آواز
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Italy: 22 killed as Motorway bridge collapses near Genoa

A major motorway bridge has collapsed near the Italian city of Genoa, leading to vehicles falling some 100m. Italy’s deputy transport minister Danilo Toninelli  says the number of people who have died after the collapse of a motorway bridge in Genoa has risen to 22, reports sky news

 

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A major motorway bridge has collapsed near the Italian city of Genoa, leading to vehicles falling some 100m. Italy’s deputy transport minister Danilo Toninelli  says the number of people who have died after the collapse of a motorway bridge in Genoa has risen to 22

Earlier Italian Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said it is likely to be an immense tragedy. The head of the local ambulance service said there were “dozens of dead”, Italian news agency Adnkronos reported.The police linked it to a violent cloudburst.

The collapsed section had mostly fallen on rail tracks below, officials told a news agency , adding that cars and trucks had also fallen.

The bridge, built in the 1960s, is known as the Morandi bridge. The missing section was dozens of metres in length, and ran across the span of the Polcevera stream. Italian newspaper La Repubblica described that part of the city as “densely inhabited”.

 

 

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