The Prime Minister of Italy said the number of dead in the collapse of a bridge in Genoa
ROME, Aug 14 — RIA Novosti, Alexander Logunov. Victims of bridge collapse in Genoa began twenty-two people, said Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte.
The identity 19 of the victims have already installed. Another 16 people were injured, nine of them are in serious condition.
According to him, the bridge collapse was an “incredible tragedy,” as it is “not about the accident, and the version about the settling of the structure.”
È crollato Morandi il ponte sull autostrada A10 a #Genova. Potrebbero esserci auto coinvolte pic.twitter.com/JfNRwZjnGc
— Barbara Deriu ?? (@BdDeriu) 14 Aug 2018
“Non C’è più il ponte”
El puente ya no está. #genova pic.twitter.com/dDSNSBDJf0
— Raül Calàbria (@rcalabria) 14 Aug 2018
The bridge over the river connecting the two parts of Genoa, collapsed on Tuesday around noon. It was built in the 1960-ies. According to local media reports, the recent refurbishment of the bridge, which by its design resembles the Brooklyn bridge in new York, was held in 2016. Transferred to from the scene photos at the bridge is missing spans of up to 200 meters. The region faces a strong storm.
Disastro a #Genova. Crolla il ponte Autostradale. Stiamo cercando informazioni. pic.twitter.com/f2Z0c91JLZ
— Sergio Battelli (@BattelliSergio) 14 Aug 2018
The reasons for the collapse
The Minister of transport and infrastructure of Italy, Danilo Toninelli stated that the cause of the collapse of the bridge became serious deficiencies in the current service. Moreover, the investigators put forward several versions of the tragedy: from lightning from the storm to the drawdown of the bridge structure. Officials refused to consider the tragedy a terrorist attack.
Italian users of social networks claim that the bridge was repaired. According to local media, the latest reconstruction of the bridge was carried out in 2016. Transferred to from the scene photos at the bridge is missing spans of up to 200 meters.