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30 dead in Italian bridge collapse

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http://www.france24.com/en/20180814-italy-motorway-bridge-collapses-over-genoa-many-feared-dead

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A section of a massive motorway bridge collapsed in the Italian city of Genoa Tuesday sending vehicles plunging into a heap of rubble below and killing around 30 people, according to a senior Italian official.

The bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed in a violent storm around noon local time in what Italy’s transport minister called an “immense tragedy”.

Around 30 people were killed and many others seriously wounded, according to Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini.

 

 

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stevewinn

Disaster.

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Still Waters

Dreadful. The death toll is now 39, Skye news is reporting.

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LIVE: 500 evacuated over fears rest of bridge may collapse

https://news.sky.com/story/live-at-least-11-dead-as-bridge-collapses-in-genoa-11472478

 

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susieice
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Just saw the increase in the death toll. Lack of good maintenance is being blamed according to our news broadcast. Just horrific. I feel so bad for the families.

https://abcnews.go.com/International/deaths-39-italian-bridge-collapse-amid-fear-span/story?id=57189865

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Black Red Devil

I was actually reading an article about this today.  It appears the mafia is responsible for this disaster.  In fact it appears there are several constructions built with weakened cement that mafia linked Contractors have used in the past decade or so.  link

I wont be touring Italy any time soon.

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stevewinn

it was on the news yesterday that at a council meeting councillors deciding to knock back the budget for the maintenance of the bridge, one expert or civil engineer stood up and said to those sitting in the room without the proper funding the bridge would collapse within 10 years and let it be recorded those names who voted down the budget as they'll have blood on their hands. :( how right that person was.

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RoofGardener
19 hours ago, Black Red Devil said:

I was actually reading an article about this today.  It appears the mafia is responsible for this disaster.  In fact it appears there are several constructions built with weakened cement that mafia linked Contractors have used in the past decade or so.  link

I wont be touring Italy any time soon.

That "story" is all speculation and hypothesis, BRD. Nobody knows whether or not there was Mafia involvement (though it seems probable). 

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Mr.United_Nations

The departments within the the Italian government are generally unfunded. Just because Italy generates alot of money, it does not how to spend it

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Black Red Devil
4 hours ago, stevewinn said:

it was on the news yesterday that at a council meeting councillors deciding to knock back the budget for the maintenance of the bridge, one expert or civil engineer stood up and said to those sitting in the room without the proper funding the bridge would collapse within 10 years and let it be recorded those names who voted down the budget as they'll have blood on their hands. :( how right that person was.

The guy that voted maintenance down should attend the funerals of all the victims.

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Captain Risky
On 18/08/2018 at 9:18 AM, Black Red Devil said:

I was actually reading an article about this today.  It appears the mafia is responsible for this disaster.  In fact it appears there are several constructions built with weakened cement that mafia linked Contractors have used in the past decade or so.  link

I wont be touring Italy any time soon.

...wouldn’t be surprised if organised crime used inferior cement or steel in the bridge construction. me I think the bridge design with those skinny pylons set at odd angles would make me think twice about driving over that bridge. 

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