Listen Live
    The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the Italian port city of Genoa in this picture released by Italian firefighters on August 14, 2018

    Trump Offers Italy Help in Wake of Deadly Genoa Bridge Collapse - White House

    © REUTERS / Italian Firefighters Press Office
    Europe
    Get short URL
    0 12

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump offered assistance with the deadly bridge collapse in Genoa to Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte during a phone call on Monday, White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.

    "President Trump spoke with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte this morning to express his condolences and offer assistance following the bridge collapse in Italy last week," Sanders said.

    READ MORE: Genoa Bridge Tragedy: Morandi CEO Apologizes After Viaduct Collapse

    Italian Media has reported at least 43 people were killed when a section of the Ponte Morandi bridge collapsed on Tuesday. More than 600 people lost their homes located near the bridge because they were forced to leave them.

    Nine people injured in the incident remain in the hospital; eight of them are in serious condition.

    Related:

    Genoa Bridge Tragedy: Morandi CEO Apologizes After Viaduct Collapse
    Death Toll From Collapse of Motorway Bridge in Genoa Rises to 43 – Reports
    Genoa Holds State Funeral for Bridge Collapse Victims
    Tags:
    bridge collapse, Donald Trump, Italy, United States
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik