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In pics: 22 dead in Genoa bridge collapse

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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.




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