On August 14, a motorway bridge collapsed in the northern Italian city of Genoa, allegedly resulting in several cars plunging from an enormous height and leaving “dozens” of people dead with more feared trapped under the rubble.
HELSINKI (Sputnik) – The Finnish Transport Agency said Thursday that more than 600 bridges of the 15,000 it is responsible for were in poor condition.
ROME (Sputnik) - CEO of Autostrade per l'Italia, which manages and maintains most of Italy's toll roads, including the collapsed Morandi bridge in the city of Genoa, apologized on Saturday for the tragedy for the first time since it has happened.
ROME (Sputnik) – The number of victims of the recent collapse of a section of Morandi motorway bridge in Genoa increased to 43 people on Saturday, as one of those severely injured has passed away at a hospital, RaiNews24 reported.
The European Commission has hit back at Italy’s populist government after it suggested that EU spending limits could be responsible for the Genoa motorway bridge collapse that killed dozens of people.
ROME (Sputnik) - The ministry said in a statement that Autostrade per l’Italia, which operates most of the country’s toll highways, had only 15 days to make the Genoa bridge operable.
ROME (Sputnik) - The Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport said Thursday it had set up a special commission to investigate the causes and circumstances of the collapse of the motorway bridge in the city of Genoa.
Morandi Bridge in Genoa collapsed on August 14, claiming the lives of almost 40 people and injuring many others. The reasons behind the collapse have not been yet established, but the Italian government has accused maintenance company Autostrade of failing to ensure the safety of the bridge.
After a bridge collapse that claimed the lives of at least 39 people in Genoa earlier this week, the government stated that concessions may be revoked, also harshly criticizing the company responsible for the bridge’s maintenance.
ROME (Sputnik) - A section of the Morandi Bridge collapsed on Tuesday, sending at least 30 cars plunging hundreds of feet to the ground. Thirty-nine people died, with two victims yet to be identified.
The death toll continues to rise as rescue workers look for survivors of the bridge collapse. Rescuers have little hope of finding more survivors underneath the Morandi Bridge, where almost 40 vehicles fell 148 feet in the collapse. The cause is not yet known but there have been calls for the heads of the company operating the bridge to resign.
The bridge was constructed in the 1960s, and, according to a two-year-old document leaked by the unofficial Wikileaks Italy Twitter account, needed massive repairs.
According to previous reports, the bridge that collapsed in the Italian city of Genoa, claiming the lives of at least 38 people was temporarily closed two years ago and needed "extraordinary maintenance work."
A suspended motorway bridge has collapsed in the northern Italian city of Genoa, claiming lives of around 35 people and leaving many injured. The reasons behind the incident are yet to be determined.
The appeal dated April 26, 2016, made by Senator of Liguria region Maurizio Rossi to the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport warned about a possible collapse of the Morandi Bridge.
A motorway bridge over the northern Italian city crumbled on Tuesday during torrential rains, leading to the deaths of at least 11 people and injuries of at least seven people, including children, despite earlier claims of dozens of people being injured. The incident has been deemed by Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli as "an immense tragedy."
On August 14, a motorway bridge collapsed in the northern Italian city of Genoa, allegedly resulting in several cars plunging from an enormous height and leaving dozens of people dead with more feared trapped under the rubble.
A motorway suspension bridge collapsed on Tuesday in the northern Italian city of Genoa. The tragic incident has already claimed over 10 lives with cars and trucks buried under the rubble. Local authorities have dispatched emergency service personnel to rescue the victims.
Footage of the narrow escape has been published and shared across social media. The terrifying photos show the truck meters away from the edge and 45-meter drop to the ground.