Motor bridge in Italy collapses, at least 20 dead
A major motor bridge in the Italian city of Genoa has collapsed, leading to the death of at least 20 people. Video footage of the incident appears to show that one of the towers holding up the suspension bridge collapsed during stormy weather, prompting the police to link the incident to what they called a violent cloudburst. Meanwhile, rescue efforts are underway.
The bridge itself was rather tall, and its collapse resulted in vehicles falling some 100m to the ground. Known as the Morandi bridge, it was constructed in 1960 over what is now a "densely inhabited" part of the city of Genoa. While officials have put the death toll at 11, local sources say that dozens are dead and/or trapped in the rubble.