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
Genova, crollo ponte Morandi. Pucciarelli: "Sembra che una bomba abbia colpito la città" https://t.co/xjC1POTSN2
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Here is an aerial view that shows the collapse of part of the Ponte Morandi motorway bridge in Genova, Italy, where 22 are confirmed dead so far. (video from @farmaciaserrage) pic.twitter.com/zlfugqf0BY
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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”.
Sto seguendo con la massima apprensione ciò che è accaduto a #Genova e che si profila come immane tragedia. Siamo in stretto contatto con Autostrade e stiamo andando sul luogo con il viceministro Rixi. La mia totale vicinanza in queste ore alla città
— Danilo Toninelli (@DaniloToninelli) August 14, 2018
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