The death toll due to the collapse of the bridge in Genoa rose to 38
TASS, August 15. The number of victims of the collapse of a road bridge near Genoa has reached 38 people. These figures are given on the website of the Prefecture of Genoa.
According to her, 12 of the 16 injured, taken to hospital, are in serious condition. Among the dead three children — eight, 12, and 13. About 440 people have been evacuated from their homes because of the threat of new damage in the area of the bridge collapse.
Rescuers continue search for missing after bridge collapse #Genoa #PonteMorandi #Genova pic.twitter.com/CBQCSHsOHb
— Ruptly (@Ruptly) 15 Aug 2018
Earlier the interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Salvini said on Twitter about 35 dead.
Disastro a #Genova. Crolla il ponte Autostradale. Stiamo cercando informazioni. pic.twitter.com/f2Z0c91JLZ
— Sergio Battelli (@BattelliSergio) 14 Aug 2018
#genoa after the #bridge collapsed #Italy #Morandi #Genova #Genes #morandibridge pic.twitter.com/cIvaBJZ16G
— Marco Ferraglioni (@MFerraglioni) 14 Aug 2018
On the morning of Tuesday, August 14, a long span bridge, which carries highway A10 (Genova — Savona, European route E80) struck the underneath railway track and at home. At the time of incident it was more than 30 cars and three trucks. In Genoa in connection with the incident declared two days of mourning.
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