Italy Declares State Of Emergency After Bridge Collapse

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Updated August 15, 2018
Rescuers scour through the rubble and wreckage after a giant motorway bridge collapsed earlier in Genoa on August 14, 2018.  ANDREA LEONI / AFP


Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte declared Wednesday a 12-month state of emergency in Genoa following the collapse of a bridge that killed at least 39 people.

“A cabinet meeting took place in which we have decreed a 12-month state of emergency and made available a first allocation worth five million euros ($5.7 million) for the national emergencies fund,” Conte said in a press conference in the north-western port city.


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