In pics: 22 dead in Genoa bridge collapse


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.

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.