At least 22 people have died and many more are feared to be hurt after a major portion of a motorway bridge collapsed in Genoa today.
#Genova #14agosto Per il traffico locale si consiglia di non percorrere le Autostrade e di fruire della viabilità ordinaria.
Si consiglia di evitare le aree limitrofe al #crolloponte per non essere d’intralcio alle operazioni di soccorso. pic.twitter.com/d5jKI9izBc
— Polizia di Stato (@poliziadistato) August 14, 2018
#14agosto #Genova section of 200 meters of raised highway #bridge #collapses #PonteMorandi bridge traffic jam hour #trucks and #vehicles involved #ponte https://t.co/6mJNmlQypJ pic.twitter.com/ftImXPsbVT
— Teodor MaCarie (@teodormacarie) August 14, 2018
Video footage shows one of the towers of the bridge collapsing in a storm in northwest Italy. Italian Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli has called it “an immense tragedy”.
The Morandi bridge largely collapsed over a river at around 11:30am during torrential rainfall. Restructuring work on the bridge was last carried out in 2016.
— Farmacia Serra (@farmaciaserrage) August 14, 2018