'Dozens of dead, this is terrible tragedy'

'Dozens of dead, this is terrible tragedy'

World August 14, 2018 12:48

genoa - The scale of the disaster in Genoa, where a large suspension bridge collapsed, is slowly becoming clear. According to police sources many cars are under the rubble and there are 'countless victims'. Ambulance services speak of dozens of deaths.

'Many vehicles are crushed under the rubble', police sources know from Corriere Della Sera. Minister of Transport Danilo Toninelli calls it an 'immense tragedy' and fellow minister Rixi also speaks of a 'terrible tragedy'.

On social media, video images circulate showing how rescue workers do everything that is possible. 'Thanks for the fire brigade, and all the heroes who are now saving lives', the Minister of Home Affairs, Matteo Salvini, writes on Facebook.

View the first images from the crash site below. Text continues under the video.

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