The European country of Italy has been thrown into a state of mourning this day as a motorway bridge collapse has left close to a dozen dead and others injured.
The bridge collapse occurred in the port city of Genoa Tuesday morning.
According to the Associated Press, quoting Italian state tv, 11 people have been confirmed dead so far with five people injured and in critical condition.
The collapse occurred on the bridge, one of the busiest in the country which connects Italy to France and to other vacation resorts.
It collapsed as one of its main support towers crumbled as many cars were driving on it, plunging cars and their occupants close to 100 metres to the ground. Emergency personnel working with sniffer dogs are still sifting through the wreckage to rescue more people.
Officials say the collapse involved as many as 20 cars — including trucks — and the collapsed portion measures 80 metres in length.
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