Genoa, Italy – At least 25-people are confirmed dead and that number may very well rise after a 650-foot section of the Morandi Bridge collapsed in Genoa, Italy Tuesday morning.
The bridge collapsed during a torrential downpour during a violent storm. The long stretch of the bridge fell over an industrial area, sending concrete and twisted metal onto everything below.
The bridge is the main thoroughfare that connects the A-10 Highway that goes towards France and the A-7 Highway that continues north towards Milan.
Rescuers are tearing through tons of concrete and steel rubble searching for any of the survivors of the collapse. Several people have been seen being hauled up in baskets by rope to waiting emergency crews above the area. Authorities say at least ten cars were involved in the collapse and it’s unknown if anyone was under the bridge when it gave way.
Fire crews are reporting that they’re concerned about gas lines in the area.
This story is developing and we will keep you updated as rescue efforts continue through the day.
— Vigili del Fuoco (@emergenzavvf) August 14, 2018