Disasters
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Italy blames highway company for bridge collapse

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/16/18, 12:10 pm

The Italian government accused a highway company of putting financial interests before safety standards after a bridge collapsed in Genoa, killing at least 38 people and injured 16 others. A portion of the bridge that links heavily traveled highways leading to France and Milan collapsed Tuesday, trapping some drivers beneath the rubble. Genoa Prosecutor Francesco Cozzi said an investigation into the incident will focus on design flaws and inadequate maintenance.

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Death toll rises from collapsed bridge in Italy

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/15/18, 11:35 am

Rescue workers continued to search for survivors Wednesday after a highway bridge collapse Tuesday in Italy resulted in the death of at least 39 people, including three children. A section of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa fell over an industrial zone, sending cars plummeting nearly 150 feet. Civil Protection Chief Angelo Borelli confirmed the number dead and said 15 others sustained injuries. Three French citizens were among those killed, according to the French Foreign Ministry. Italian officials continue to investigate the cause of the collapse.

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Highway bridge collapse kills 22 in Italy

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/14/18, 11:39 am

At least 22 people died Tuesday after a highway bridge in the Italian port city of Genoa collapsed during a sudden storm. A section of the Morandi Bridge fell over an industrial zone, sending cars plummeting nearly 150 feet. Amalia Tedeschi, a responding firefighter, told RAI state TV that about 20 vehicles were stuck under the rubble. Angelo Borrelli, head of the Italian civil protection agency, confirmed the casualties and said 13 others sustained injuries.

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