genoa - The brugramp in Genoa, Italy, has officially killed 38 people, but that death toll is still looming. There are still ten to twenty people missing.
That is what Francesco Cozzi, the chief prosecutor of Genoa, announces. At the crash site, cranes and salvagers are still removing fragments, while a rescue team is looking for the victims.
'We are still going further, the next 48 hours, hoping to find someone else', says Pietro Cosola, a director who oversees the recovery operation.
In the meantime, the Italian government is turning all its arrows on the commercial operator of the motorway, Autostrade. 'We look at different options: full compensation, only the part of the A10, or a penalty, but a fine of 150 million euros would be too low', according to State Secretary of Transport Edoardo Rixi.
The state is thinking about putting the commercial parties out of the game, and taking over the management of all roads. 'It is impossible that people ultimately pay the price by dying,' says Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio. 'Those who should have done the maintenance have failed. The bridge should have been closed. '