Date: 8 months ago   Category: Society

The death toll at bridge failure in Genoa is specified


The number of the victims of collapse of automobile Morandi Bridge in the Italian city of Genoa has made 35 people. The Interior Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister of the country Matteo Salvini has reported about it on the Twitter. "Thanks to doctors, all rescuers and volunteers who are in the place now" — he has written. According to Rai News-24 TV channel, nine of 15 victims taken to hospitals are in a serious condition. 10 more people are still considered as missing persons. The part of the automobile bridge in Genoa about 200 meters long has collapsed on August 14. As a result of 30-35 passenger cars and several trucks have appeared under blockages. What became the collapse reason — it is still unknown. According to one of versions, an incident has occurred because of a heavy rain. Besides, in recent years experts actively discussed stability of an engineering construction and actively called for large-scale reconstruction. According to experts, it was necessary for real assessment of the general condition of the bridge: after many years of pointed servicing this information was outdated. The bridge known also as Polchever's Viaduct, was located over the industrial zone, railway tracks and the river. Its total length — 1102 meters, the road ran at the height of 45 meters from the earth. The design has been built in the 1960th years. According to the press, reconstruction of the bridge was carried out two years ago, in the 2016th. @poliziadistato/Twitterbolshe of important news in Film of Day Telegram-channel. Subscribe!

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