Italian snelwegbrug collapses after heavy rain

On the Italian island of Sardinia is a snelwegbrug Wednesday partially collapsed after heavy rainfall.

There were no victims: the highway was already closed to traffic by a subsidence in the road surface.

The snelwegbrug spanned a river in the vicinity of the city of Cagliari, and plunged over a length of several meters. At that time there was no traffic on the bridge, because there is a subsidence in the road surface was determined.

The incident is reminiscent of the collapse of the Morandi bridge in Genoa in August. It came to 43 people killed.


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