Deadly bridge collapse in Italy

It's estimated around 20 vehicles were involved in the collapse of a highway bridge.

Posted: Aug 14, 2018 7:22 AM
Updated: Aug 14, 2018 8:19 AM

Update: Italian transport official: 22 dead, 8 injured in the Genoa highway bridge collapse.

(AP)- Italian news agency ANSA citing Interior Ministry says 11 dead in bridge collapse in Genoa. 

Firefighter tells RAI state TV that some 20 vehicles were involved in collapse of highway bridge in Italy.

Italian news agency ANSA says one person has been extracted alive from the rubble of the bridge collapse near the northern city of Genoa and is being transported by helicopter to a hospital.

There was no immediate word on overall deaths or injuries. Maria Luisa Catalano of the highway police in Genoa said work was ongoing, adding, "we don't know numbers of victims/injured yet."

Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said some 200 fire fighters are responding to the accident. On Twitter he says "we are following minute by minute the situation of the bridge collapse in Genoa."

The bridge is an important interchange between the northern regions of Lombardy and Piedmont and the beaches of Liguria, and to the main highway heading westward into France.

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