Heavy rain that hit the Liguria region in the northwest of Italy on Sunday caused the collapse of a segment of a motorway bridge on the A6 Torino-Savona highway, about a kilometer from the coastal city of Savona. The bridge collapsed following a massive landslide that hit the area.
No casualties had been reported, although the head of Liguria’s regional government, Giovanni Toti, said earlier on Sunday at a news conference that the collapse of the bridge may have affected a vehicle.
Search operations continue by several fire brigade teams who arrived at the site along with 118 personnel, traffic police, as well as technical staff from the highway and SIAS.
Following the collapse of the bridge, SIAS closed the highway in both directions until further notice, although only one of the two separate carriageways had collapsed, while the second was reported to have been unaffected by the massive landslide.
Another local road in the area neighboring the motorway was also washed away by the landslide.