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Locals say they had warned of problems with the four-lane highway for years.

Shock turns to anger after Genoa bridge collapse

Many technicians had advised replacing the Genoa bridge after previous collapses.

The death toll is expected to rise after the catastrophic engineering failure.

Italy bridge's design being investigated as possible contributor to its catastrophic, deadly collapse

"What the general public does not comprehend is that bridges have been traditionally designed in the past for a life span of 50 years."


Magnitude 5.3 earthquake hits Italy's Adriatic coast

The quake struck at a depth of 12km and was centred 5km south east of Palata.

A truck is blocked at the end of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, northern Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 90 meters (nearly 300 feet) into a heap of rubble below.  (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)

'I saw the road collapse then I fell' - survivor describes moment of catastrophic bridge failure in Genoa, Italy that left 39 dead

Davide Capello told France's BFM television that he was driving on the Morandi Bridge when "I heard a heavy sound, and I saw cars in front of me falling".

The 50-year-old Morandi Bridge in Genoa is a major route to neighbouring France.

Rescuers comb concrete for second day after deadly Italy bridge collapse

Rescuers are searching for survivors and bodies after the disaster in Genoa killed at least 37 people.

The 51-year-old road bridge in Italy collapsed in driving rain yesterday, killing at least 26 people and injuring 15 others.

Drone footage shows utter devastation at scene of Italian bridge collapse

The 51-year-old bridge collapsed in driving rain, killing at least 26.

At least 35 died after the structure failed in Genoa.

Watch: Aerial footage shows shocking extent of tragedy after bridge in Italy collapses, killing at least 35 people

The structure on a main highway linking Italy with France gave way during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 45 metres into a heap of rubble below.

Pictures: Motorway bridge in Italy collapses during storm leaving at least 35 people dead

A huge section of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa gave way over an industrial zone, sending tons of twisted steel and concrete onto warehouses below.

At least 20 people died and 16 others were injured after the bridge gave way in Genoa.

At least 35 people dead after bridge in Genoa, Italy collapses during storm

A huge section of the Morandi Bridge collapsed at mid-day over an industrial zone, sending tons of twisted steel and concrete debris onto warehouses below.

The Lira fell more than 20 per cent last week after US imposed sanctions.

World stock markets drop as Turkey tries to contain crisis but currency keeps falling

It's economic trouble has been heightened by a dispute with the US.

A police officer takes photos at the scene the day after an oceanside boardwalk collapsed, in Vigo, Spain, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. An oceanside boardwalk collapsed during a nighttime concert in the Spanish city of Vigo, injuring 313 people, five of them seriously, authorities said Monday. (AP Photo/Lalo R. Villar)

More than 300 hurt after boardwalk collapses in Spanish city during concert

People slid down into the sea below after the wooden structure gave way.

Cat lovers alert: Job going on idyllic Greek island looking after 70 cats

You'd better be quick as 3000 cat lovers worldwide have already applied.

UK Government reveals plan to end rough sleeping in England by 2027

A sum of £100 million has been pledged to do this.

Savannah Svebakk-Bonn, 14, is the same age her elder sister was when she was murdered while attending a Young Labour camp on Uttoya Island.

Sister of Kiwi teen killed by mass murderer on Norwegian island makes emotional return

Sharidyn Svebakk-Bohn was one of 77 people killed in the 2011 tragedy.

British police are treating the incident as attempted murder.

Ten people, including two children, injured after shooting in Manchester

Greater Manchester police say injuries range from "minor to major".

A 70-year-old German man is still missing after the caravan he was in was swept away.

Rescuers evacuate 1600 campers after storm causes flash flooding in Southern France

A 70-year-old German man is missing after his caravan swept away.

German police have come to the rescue of a man being chased by a baby squirrel.

German police rescue man being terrorised by squirrel

Squirrels are known to chase people when in need of food or help.

Greece is beginning three days of official mourning following the deaths of at least 74 people.

Firefighter's wife, baby among 93 victims of Greece blaze

The prime minister of Greece pledged today to overhaul the national disaster response.

One person is missing in after the weather event in Gard region.

Rescuers evacuate 750 campers as flash floods hit in France

The evacuees included many children and tourists, and one person was reported missing.

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