Italian motorway bridge collapses

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A motorway bridge has collapsed in the northwest Italian city of Genoa, killing at least 35 people.

Rescuers are trying to free people caught in crushed vehicles or rubble.

Fears that other parts of the bridge might fall have prompted the evacuation of buildings in the area.

How did the structure collapse?
It fell around 11:30am local time during heavy rain.

“We saw lightning strike the bridge,” eyewitness Pietro M all’Asa said. “And we saw the bridge going down.”

How important is the bridge?
The Morandi Bridge, built in the 1960s, stands on the A10 toll motorway, which serves the Italian Riviera and southern coast of France.

The Morandi bridge connects three major ports in Italy. It is used by tens of thousands of people.


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  1. i saw this on the news this morning. that bridge was old! that lightning must have been very strong. bye bye bridge!

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