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The collapse of a motorway bridge in the Italian city of Genoa that killed 43 people was “absurd and avoidable,’’ Transport Minister, Danilo Toninelli, said in Rome on Monday.

Minister: Genoa bridge tragedy ‘absurd and avoidable’

The collapse of a motorway bridge in the Italian city of Genoa that killed 43 people was “absurd and avoidable,’’ Transport Minister, Danilo Toninelli, said in Rome on Monday.
Rescuers work among the rubble and wreckage of the Morandi motorway bridge in Genoa on August 17, 2018, three days after a section collapsed. Rescue workers in Genoa have toiled for a third night in the wreckage of a collapsed bridge, continuing the desperate search for people still missing after the accident, which left at least 38 people dead. Italy's populist government intensified its attacks on the viaduct operator amid rising anger over the tragedy and the structural problems that have dogged the decades-old Morandi bridge, which buckled without warning on August 14, sending about 35 cars and several trucks, along with huge chunks of concrete, plunging 45 metres (150 feet) onto railway tracks below. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO BERTORELLO

Genoa toll hits 43 as search for answers ramps up

The toll of Genoa’s bridge collapse rose to 43 Sunday as rescuers confirmed they had found the remains believed to be of a missing family, a day after Italy held a funeral for the disaster victims.
Relatives mourn near the coffins of some of the victims of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge, laid in front of the altar, during the funeral service, in Genoa, on August 18, 2018. Fury is growing over the shock collapse of the Morandi bridge, a decades-old viaduct that crumbled in a storm on August 14 killing at least 38 people, with Italian media reporting that some outraged families would shun August 19's official commemorations. / AFP PHOTO / Piero CRUCIATTI

Italy buries bridge collapse dead as outrage simmers

A state funeral service was underway Saturday in Italy to commemorate dozens of people killed in Genoa's bridge disaster, as some outraged relatives shunned official ceremonies and rescuers pulled more bodies from the wreckage.
Rescuers work among the rubble and wreckage of the Morandi motorway bridge in Genoa on August 17, 2018, three days after a section collapsed. Rescue workers in Genoa have toiled for a third night in the wreckage of a collapsed bridge, continuing the desperate search for people still missing after the accident, which left at least 38 people dead. Italy's populist government intensified its attacks on the viaduct operator amid rising anger over the tragedy and the structural problems that have dogged the decades-old Morandi bridge, which buckled without warning on August 14, sending about 35 cars and several trucks, along with huge chunks of concrete, plunging 45 metres (150 feet) onto railway tracks below. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO BERTORELLO

Rescuers dig for survivors as anger mounts over Italy bridge collapse

Rescuers used diggers to claw through mountains of rubble, calling out in the hope of finding survivors as a desperate search for victims of the viaduct collapse entered its fourth day Friday with up to 20 people still missing.
Rescures work among the rubble and wreckages of the Morandi motorway bridge two days after a section collapsed in Genoa on August 16, 2018.A vast span of the Morandi bridge caved in during a heavy rainstorm in the northern port city on August 14, 2018, sending about 35 cars and several trucks plunging 45 metres (150 feet) onto railway tracks below and killing at least 39 people./ AFP PHOTO / MARCO BERTORELLO

Italian bridge company under fire as rescuers toil for third day

Italy's populist government intensified its attacks Thursday on the bridge operator it blames for the viaduct collapse that killed dozens of people in Genoa, as rescuers picked through rubble on the third day of desperate efforts to find survivors.
A section of a giant motorway bridge collapsed Tuesday in Genoa, injuring several people in what Italy’s transport minister said was an “immense tragedy.”

Italian government wants to revoke operator’s contract after Genoa bridge collapse

The Italian government said Wednesday that it wants to revoke the contract given to the company that manages the country’s motorways and slap it with a huge fine following a bridge collapse in Genoa that has killed at least 38 people.

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