The number of people killed during the collapse of a bridge in the Italian port city of Genoa has risen to 39, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said…
“We’re currently at 39 confirmed deaths and some people missing,” Salvini, told reporters on the sidelines of an event in the southern region of Calabria.
Morandi Bridge collapsed during a heavy rainstorm around noon on Tuesday, sending about 35 cars and several trucks plunging 45-metres onto railway tracks.
The collapse came as the bridge was undergoing maintenance work and as the Liguria region, where Genoa is situated, experienced torrential rainfall.
Rescuers spent the night within the tangled remains of the bridge and there are fears the toll could rise in what the government has called an “immense tragedy”.
The Italian fire service said that the bridge collapsed at around (10.00 GMT).