Highway bridge collapses in Italy, 22 dead

At least 2 rescued from rubble and transported to hospital, but their conditions are unknown.

Highway bridge collapses in Italy, 22 dead

A motorway bridge has collapsed in the northwest Italian city of Genoa, killing around 22 people as vehicles plummeted to the ground, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini says.

Video footage appears to show one of the towers holding up the bridge collapsing in stormy weather. Vehicles and debris fell 90m (295ft) on to rail tracks and a warehouse.

Emergency workers are trying to free people caught in crushed vehicles or rubble, and are using sniffer dogs. Some 200 firefighters are among the rescue workers at the scene, Mr Salvini said.

Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli spoke of an “immense tragedy” and France offered Italy its support.

 

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