State of Emergency Declared After Bridge Collapse

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Thursday, August 16, 2018

A state of emergency has been declared in Genoa, Italy after a bridge collapsed killing 39 people.

Authorities say an additional 15 were injured.

More than 30 vehicles were involved in the collapse.

It remains unknown what cause the bridge to collapse. An investigation is ongoing.

The bridge was 51 years old.

More than 400 people have been evacuated from the area.

Prime Minister Conte said: "We agreed to his request to declare a state of emergency in Ligura for 12 months due to the events of yesterday morning... and we decided to release €5m from the national emergency fund for immediate needs."

The Team

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