Italy Begins State Funeral For Bridge Collapse Victims

Channels Television  
Updated August 18, 2018
This handout picture taken and released by the Vigili del Fuoco, the Italian fire and rescue service, on August 14, 2018, shows rescuers at work amid rubble and wreckage after the collapse of a section of the Morandi motorway bridge in Genoa.  Handout / Vigili del Fuoco / AFP


A state funeral was underway in Italy Saturday for those killed by the devastating collapse of a motorway bridge in Genoa, as rescuers discovered more victims.

The service has been shunned by more than half of the families who lost loved ones after the Morandi bridge crumbled without warning on Tuesday.

The death toll of 38 looked set to rise after the fire service announced early on Saturday that they had found human remains in a crushed car.