A motorway bridge collapsed on Tuesday over the northern Italian port city of Genoa, killing dozens of people according to the local ambulance service, in what the transport minister said was likely to be “an immense tragedy”.
A section of the bridge crashed down from a height of about 50 meters over a river and some railroad tracks and buildings. It collapsed at about 11:30 a.m. (0930 GMT) during torrential rainfall, the local fire brigade said.
Helicopter footage on social media showed trucks and cars stranded on either side of the roughly 80-metre long collapsed section of the bridge, which was built on the A10 toll motorway in the 1960s.
— Antonello Guerrera (@antoguerrera) August 14, 2018
A view of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Italy. The raised highway collapsed during a sudden and violent storm in the northern port city of Genoa. https://t.co/9u5q1x0tlE pic.twitter.com/5Uhj6IsnkI
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Eyewitness reacts as bridge collapses in Genoa, Italy pic.twitter.com/7uMbx9I3eC
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) August 14, 2018
A motorway bridge has collapsed in Genoa, Italy, killing at least 20 people. Part of the bridge came down during a sudden storm, according to local media. pic.twitter.com/U4bI61DDcw
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