Italy: a viaduct of the A10 motorway collapses in Genoa

A portion of a viaduct of the A10 motorway collapsed on Tuesday, in Genoa, have announced the fire brigade, who think that cars have fallen into the void. First images released by the firefighters and the media show the viaduct in the mist with several tens of meters are missing, in an area which appears to be rather industrial.

According to firefighters, the bridge says Morandi collapsed to 12: 00 (10: 00 GMT). “Teams of fire fighters are engaged in mombre, the research teams and police dog are activated,” they announced on Twitter. Due to the highly mountainous terrain of the region of Genoa, between the sea and the mountain, the route of the highway is lined with long viaducts and tunnels.

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