A BRIDGE on one of Italy’s busiest motorways (near Geonova) has collapsed, killing “dozens” of people who fell 100 metres above the ground.
The bridge, known as Ponte Morandi, is part of the A10 motorway connecting the city of Genoa to Savona and Ventimiglia and is close to the French border.
Emergency services rushed to the scene following reports of the collapse, which took place at around 11.30am local time (10.30am GMT).
talian ambulance service said there are “dozens of dead”. Italy’s Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli called the collapse “an immense tragedy”.
More than 200 firefighters are currently on the scene. Dramatic pictures show huge sections of rubble on the ground below the mid-section of the bridge.
2 victims have been confirmed so far, but the death toll is expected to rise.
he collapse didn’t involve only the dozens of cars on the motorway but also the houses and rail tracks below, hit by big chunks of cement.