TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) -Italian prosecutors plan to launch an investigation into the collapse of a bridge that has left at least 38 people dead in northwestern Italy, as rescuers continue searching for possible survivors.
A major section of Italy’s towering A10 highway bridge — also known as the Morandi motorway bridge — in the city of Genoa disintegrated on Tuesday morning during a strong thunderstorm, sending vehicles plunging nearly 91 meters to the ground.
At least 30 vehicles were on the bridge when the span gave way, said a local firefighter, Amalia Tedeschi, as quoted in a report by the Italian news agency ANSA. He added that several people were pulled from the rubble alive and taken to a hospital by helicopter.
Rescue operations continued into Wednesday morning, with aerial footage from Italy’s National Fire Corps showing cranes excavating under the rubble in an effort to find more victims and possibly survivors.
Source: Press TV