Italy bridge collapse: Three more bodies found under the rubble

Latest news

    A state funeral for 18 victims of the bridge collapse will be held on Saturday [Stefano Rellandini/Reuters]

    The death toll in Italy‘s bridge collapse has gone up to 41 after three more bodies were found under the rubble by rescue workers, Italian media reported.

    On Friday night, remains of a family, including a nine-year-old, were pulled from the rubble.

    According to the Italian press agency ANSA, the family’s car was crushed by a concrete block from the bridge in Genoa.

    Somewhere between 10 and 20 people are still missing, while rescue workers continue to search for them. Ten people are still in the hospital, with nine of them recovering from severe injuries.

    The incident happened on Tuesday when parts of the 1,182-metre structure, known as Italy’s “Brooklyn Bridge”, gave way.

    Some outraged relatives shunned official ceremonies as a state funeral service, attended by Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, for 18 of the victims was under way on Saturday.


    On Wednesday, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte declared a 12-month state of emergency for the northwestern city of Genoa and promised five million euros ($5.7m) to the rescue efforts.

    Hundreds of people have been evacuated from homes located near the two remaining sections of the bridge for fear they, too, would collapse.

    The bridge is to be demolished and an investigation has opened against unknown persons as the causes of the collapse are yet to be established. 

    The bridge was designed by architect Riccardo Morandi and was inaugurated in 1967. It went through major reinforcement work in the 1990s.

    According to a 2011 report by Autostrade per l’italia, which runs Italy’s toll highways network, the bridge was suffering from decay due to high traffic.

    Autostrade per l’italia said routine reinforcement work had been ongoing involving the bridge’s foundations.

    View the original article:

    The structure was being “constantly monitored with highly specialised technology”, a statement said. 

    In the same category are

    Marine Le Pen ordered to take psych evaluation over ISIL tweets France's far-right politician has denounced the case, saying it is a violation of her freedom of expression French far-right politician Marine Le P...
    Tanzania ferry capsize: Dozens killed as rescue effort suspended Dozens of people have died in Tanzania when a passenger ferry capsized in the south of Lake Victoria, an official said on Thursday. While it wasn't c...
    Guatemala: Thousands demand President Jimmy Morales resign An elderly farmer holds his young grandson during the protests against Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales Santa Cruz del Quiche - Thousands took to...
    US: Shooting in Maryland leaves 4 dead, including suspect Authorities have not determined a motive for the shooting A woman killed three people at a warehouse in northeast Maryland before taking her own li...
    Tit-for-tat: North Korea’s troublesome denuclearisation Latest findings from the UN and US indicate North Korea continues to develop its nuclear programme South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced Nor...
    Art and science project examines how addiction impacts the brain London - Why is it that one person can smoke a cigarette occasionally and another will stop only when the pack is in ashes? Is the brain of a person w...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.