Death toll rises to 39 in Italy bridge collapse

Death toll rises as rescue workers desperately search the rubble for survivors.

The latest death toll numbers come as hundreds of rescue workers desperately search the rubble for survivors.

Posted: Aug 15, 2018 5:23 PM

The death toll is now at 39 in the fatal bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy.


The mayor of the city has declared two days of mourning following the collpase.


The Italian Government announced it is allocating 5 million euros to pay for the search and rescue costs and declared a 12 month state of emergency for the city. Currently, about 400 rescue workers remain at the scene.


Buildings under the bridge were damaged in the collapse and there is concern that the rest of the bridge could fall.


Authorities believe more victims will be found as the rubble is removed.

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