22 killed in Italy Motorway Bridge collapse
Rome: In a tragic incident, at least 22 persons were killed when a motorway bridge collapsed in the northern Italian port city of Genoa on Tuesday.
A section of the bridge reportedly crashed down from a height of about 50 metres over a river and some railroad tracks and buildings following torrential rainfall.
Hundreds of trucks and cars were stranded on either side of the roughly 80-metre long collapsed section of the bridge.
The highway is a major artery to the Italian Riviera and to France’s southern coast. Train services around Genoa also have been halted following the mishap.
Army along with the firefighters has been roped in for the rescue operations.
The 1.2 km long bridge was built on the A10 toll motorway in the 1960s while the restructuring work on the bridge was carried out in 2016.