’Dozens dead, this is a terrible tragedy’

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GENOA – the scale of The disaster in Genoa, where a large suspension bridge on the A10 collapsed, slowly becomes clear. According to politiebronnen are a lot of cars under the rubble and there are ’countless victims’. Ambulance services will speak about dozens of deaths.

Rescue workers are doing everything that is possible.

’Many vehicles are crushed under the rubble’, so let politiebronnen know to Corriere Della Sera. Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli calls it a ’huge tragedy’ and also colleague-minister Rixi talks about a ’terrible tragedy’.

“The dimension of the tragedy, is historically huge. There are dozens of dead among those of the viaduct down are paid and those who are under the rubble are buried,” said Francesco Bermano, director of the emergency First Aid 118 of Genoa against the Italian news agency ADN Kronos.

On social media circulated video showing how rescuers do everything possible. The fire department, agents with search dogs and other search and rescue team try by all possible means to save lives. Several of the wounded to hospitals in the neighbourhood.

Below you can view the first images from the rampplek. Text continues under the video.

“Thank you for the fire department, and all the heroes that now save lives”, writes the minister of the Interior, Matteo Salvini, on Facebook.

The bridge for the A10 motorway dates back to the sixties and connects the airport to the west of Genoa, with the centre of the city. The construction is 90 metres high and approximately a kilometre long.

Under a section of the viaduct is a densely populated area. The largest piece of the collapsed viaduct came into the river Polcevera, but there are also large pieces of wreckage on the houses.

Horror movie

Eyewitnesses saw a scene from a horror movie. “I saw people on me afrennen, barefoot and terrified,” says Alberto Lercari, a local driver, at Corriere della Sera. “I saw a traffic jam and heard a roar. People ran away on me. It was terrible.”

David Ricci drove along the banks of the Polcevera, near the bridge, and had an angel on his shoulder. “The debris was only 20 meters from my car,” he says against La Stampa. “First collapsed the central pylon in each other, then did all the other down. As if struck by lightning.”

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