‘Dozens dead’ as major road bridge collapses in Genoa


Dozens of people are reported to be dead after a large section of a road bridge collapsed in the northern Italian city of Genoa.

The Italian Ambulance Service says there are “dozens of dead”, the Adnkronos news agency reported.

It is believed about 10 vehicles were involved when a 200m (650ft) section of the Morandi Bridge the bridge collapsed during a sudden and violent storm.

The collapse is believed to have been caused by a structural weakness, the ANSA news agency said.

Video showing parts of the structure falling into the water has been posted to Twitter by local police.

What appears to be flashes of electricity are visible as concrete columns shatter and drop.

The bridge is part of the A10 toll road which runs into the port city.

Restructuring work on the bridge, which was constructed in the 1960s, was carried out in 2016.

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