GENOA – UPDATE 14.07 HOURS – the scale of The disaster in Genoa, where a large suspension bridge on the A10 collapsed, is becoming more and more clear. The Italian ministry of the Interior has now eleven dead, including a child, and five were seriously injured confirmed. Not only motorists were compromised; also, there were debris on houses of a densely populated neighborhood. Where the victims exactly fell, it is not specified.
Meanwhile, Italy is in deep mourning dipped. 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 deposited, 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 to try as much as possible to save lives.
Below you can view the first images from the rampplek. Text continues under the video.
At least two people were alive by rescue workers under the rubble and facts. They were brought to the hospital. News agency Ansa message that many cars have been destroyed during the drama. Multiple vehicles would have ended up in the river Polcevera.
“Thank you for the fire department, and all the heroes that now save lives”, writes the minister of the Interior, Matteo Salvini, on Facebook.
Debris on the ward
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.
Collapsed bridge of Genoa have long been the subject of debate
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.”
View below for more images of the disaster:
Disaster in Italy: bridge of the motorway to Genoa collapsed
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