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14 Aug 2018 | 12:08 PM UTC

Italy: Bridge collapse on the A10 in Genoa August 14

Italy News Alert

Morandi Bridge on the A10 highway in Genoa collapses around noon (local time) on August 14; numerous casualties feared

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/14/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/17/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Rome). COUNTRY/REGION Genoa

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Event

A portion of the Morandi Bridge on the A10 highway collapsed around noon (local time) on Tuesday, August 14, in Genoa amid a violent storm. Dozens of casualties are feared. More than 200 firefighters have been deployed to the site to conduct search and rescue operations. The section of the highway has been closed until further notice. Other road closures in the vicinity are likely, along with increased traffic congestion.

Advice

Individuals in Genoa are advised to avoid the site of the accident until further notice and follow any instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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