Italy’s ambulance service says “dozens” of people have been killed after a motorway bridge collapsed near the northwestern city of Genoa.
A section of a viaduct on the A10 motorway collapsed on Tuesday with cars and trucks trapped in the rubble, firefighters said.
Television images showed the viaduct in the mist with a huge chunk missing, with Italian media reporting that 200 metres of the Morandi bridge had fallen away.
The Italian news agency Adnkronos reported “dozens of dead”, citing the ambulance service.
The Italian fire service said that the viaduct, located in an industrial area in the west of the city, collapsed at around 10:00 GMT.
As details emerged, the country’s transport minister said the incident seemed to be “an immense tragedy”.
SOURCE: News agencies