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Deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

Rescuers hunted for survivors among huge chunks of debris on Wednesday after a bridge collapse that killed 39, as furious government ministers rounded on the viaduct’s operator, saying it should pay fines and compensation and lose its concession.

The 50-year-old bridge, part of a toll motorway linking the port city of Genoa with southern France, collapsed during torrential rain on Tuesday, sending dozens of vehicles crashing onto a riverbed, a railway and two warehouses. (Reuters)

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Deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

A view of the Morandi highway bridge that collapsed in Genoa, northern Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. (Photo: Antonio Calanni/AP)

Deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

Rescuers recover an injured person after a highway bridge collapsed in Genoa, Italy, Aug. 14,2018. (Photo: Luca Zennaro/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the Italian port city of Genoa, Italy, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

Deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

A general view of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, northern Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. (Photo: Nicola Marfisi/AP)

Deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

A woman cries being embraced by a fire fighter as she leaves the site of the collapsed Morandi Bridge in the port city of Genoa, Italy, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Massimo Pinca/Reuters)

Deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

A crushed car is seen at the collapsed Morandi Bridge site in the port city of Genoa, Italy, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

Deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

A helicopter of the Vigili del Fuoco, the Italian fire and rescue service, waits on the site as rescuers work amid the rubble and wreckage of the Morandi motorway bridge after a section collapsed earlier on August 14, 2018 in Genoa, Italy. (Photo: Awakening/Getty Images)

Deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

Medical staff members carries a body at the site of the collapsed Morandi Bridge in the port city of Genoa, Italy, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Massimo Pinca/Reuters)

Deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

Cars are blocked on the Morandi highway bridge after a section of it collapsed, in Genoa, northern Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Antonio Calanni/AP)

Deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

Firefighters stand next to a crushed car at the collapsed Morandi Bridge site in the port city of Genoa, Italy, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

Deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

Rescuers work among the rubble of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, northern Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)

Deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

Rescue workers recover a body at the site of the collapsed Morandi Bridge in the Italian port city of Genoa, Italy, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

Deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

Rescue workers are seen at the collapsed Morandi Bridge in the Italian port city of Genoa, Italy, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Stringer/Reuters)

Deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the Italian port city of Genoa, Italy, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Stringer/Reuters)

Deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

Rescues work among the rubble of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, northern Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)

Deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

A large section of the Morandi viaduct upon which the A10 motorway runs collapsed in Genoa, Italy, Aug. 14 2018. (Photo: Luca Zennaro/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

This photo released by the Italian firefighters, cars are seen among the rubble of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, northern Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Vigili Del Fuoco via AP)

Deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

A large section of the Morandi viaduct upon which the A10 motorway runs collapsed in Genoa, Italy, Aug. 14 2018. (Photo: Luca Zennaro/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

Rescuers at the site of the collapsed bridge in Genoa, Italy, Aug. 14 2018. (Photo: Luca Zennaro/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

Rescuers at the site of the collapsed bridge in Genoa, Italy, Aug. 14 2018. (Photo: Luca Zennaro/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

A large section of the Morandi viaduct upon which the A10 motorway runs collapsed in Genoa, Italy, Aug. 14 2018. (Photo: Luca Zennaro/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

Rescues work among the debris of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)

Deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the Italian port city of Genoa, Italy, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Stringer/Reuters)

Deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

Rescues work among the debris of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)

Deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

Rescues work among the debris of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)

Deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

A view of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)

Deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

Rescues work among the debris of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)

Deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

Rescues work among the rubble of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, northern Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)

Deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

Rescuers work among the rubble of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, northern Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)

Deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

A couple look at the collapsed Morandi Bridge in the Italian port city of Genoa, Italy, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Stringer/Reuters)

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