Italy motorway bridge collapses over Genoa, 'dozens' feared dead

Remigio Civitarese
Agosto 14, 2018

Part of a motorway viaduct in the northwestern Italian city of Genoa collapsed on Tuesday, the local fire brigade said, adding that several cars could have been involved in the accident.

The bridge, a part of the A10 motorway, is about 100 metres tall, Italian media say - The Italian ambulance service said there may "dozens of dead" in the incident.

Danilo Toninelli, the Italian transport minister, said that the incident appeared to be "an vast tragedy".

Photographs show a huge section of the A10 near Genoa has broken away sparking fears others could be trapped in the rubble 50ft below.

Video captured the sound of a man screaming: "Oh God, oh, God".

Some 600ft of the Morandi bridge collapsed over an industrial zone, raising concerns gas lines may have been damaged.

It is believed there were a number of cars on the bridge at the time of the collapse.

This is an image of the bridge before the collapse.

Rescue workers and dogs have begun clearing the rubble 50m below the bridge.

This photo released by Italian firefighters shows a truck stopped where the highway bridge collapsed in Genoa on August 14, 2018. Emergency vehicles were responding.

National news agency ANSA said that authorities suspected that a structural weakness caused the collapse on Tuesday.

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