Italy Genoa motorway bridge collapses, kills 35

The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the Italian port city of Genoa , August 14, 2018.

ROME (AA) – At least 35 people, including a child, died in the collapse of a motorway bridge in Italy, the country’s deputy transport minister said.
Edoardo Rixi told Sky TG24, an Italian broadcaster, that the number of causalities is expected to rise.
He said 15 people were seriously injured with 10 others still missing.
Search and rescue work continues.
In the northwestern city of Genoa, on the A10 motorway, a section of the Morandi Bridge about 100 meters high collapsed around 11.30 a.m. local time (0930GMT) according to Italian news agency ANSA.
A large number of vehicles hit the ground, and some were buried under the debris.
Although the bridge may have collapsed due to a structural problem, it is thought that heavy rains and storms could have triggered the incident.
The Morandi Bridge crosses the Genoa-Milan train line and a river.

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