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Rescue teams toil on Italy bridge collapse site as survivors recount harrowing escape

Added: 16.08.2018 20:18 | 4 views | 0 comments

Rescue workers toiled through a second night Thursday in a desperate bid to find survivors in the rubble of a Genoa bridge which caved in during a heavy rainstorm, killing at least 39 people and injuring 16 more.


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Engineers Warn About Collapse Dangers Across Europe After Genoa Bridge Tragedy Kills 38

Added: 16.08.2018 18:20 | 11 views | 0 comments

Officials have been warning about the dangerous condition of infrastructure across Europe before the fatal collapse of the motorway in Genoa, with some experts warning similar tragedies can happen all over the EU, according to The Guardian. France's transport ministry warned on Thursday the road network across the country was in a "critical stage" since a recent study carried out by the French government uncovered a third of its road bridges were in need of repairs and 841 posed a potential risk. Italy has as many as 300 bridges which are at risk of failure, including a bridge designed by the same engineer who was involved in the Genovese bridge, Ricardo Morandi, in Agrigento, Sicily....

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Italy vows action over bridge collapse, investors shun road operator

Added: 16.08.2018 17:45 | 0 views | 0 comments

Investors dumped shares in Italy's biggest toll-road operator on Thursday and the government said it could impose a heavy fine or revoke its concession over a bridge collapse that killed at least 38 people.


[Ticker] Migrant farmers strike in Italy after 16 die in accidents

Added: 16.08.2018 17:25 | 0 views | 0 comments

Hundreds of migrant farmworkers walked off tomato fields in Foggia in southern Italy on Wednesday protesting their working conditions after two road accidents killed 16 African workers. The accidents happened when lorries carrying tomatoes collided with vans carrying the labourers home after their day's work. Interior minister Matteo Salvini reacted by declaring war on the mafia networks exploiting foreign agricultural workers, saying they had benefited from "uncontrolled immigration".

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[Ticker] Germany agrees deal with Spain to return migrants

Added: 16.08.2018 17:25 | 4 views | 0 comments

Germany announced on Wednesday a new agreement with Spain that migrants who are already registered there will be refused entry at the German border and deported within 48 hours. Similar talks with Italy and Greece are underway. Spain has become the new preferred route for migrants attempting to reach Europe in recent months, but does not share any direct borders with Germany.

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Italy slams bridge company, EU for deadly collapse

Added: 16.08.2018 17:19 | 1 views | 0 comments

Italy's populist government intensified its attacks Thursday on the bridge operator it blames for the viaduct collapse that killed 38 people in Genoa and suggested EU budgets prevented Italy from spending enough on infrastructure safety.


Genoa bridge collapse: Shock graph shows how Italy SLASHED investment in infrastructure

Added: 16.08.2018 15:31 | 11 views | 0 comments

ITALY has slashed its investments in infrastructures, cutting billions of the budget allocated to maintenance to bridges and streets in less than a decade, a shocking graph has shown.


Italy threatens action over bridge disaster, investors shun operator

Added: 16.08.2018 14:16 | 1 views | 0 comments

Italy's biggest toll-road operator came under heavy stock-market attack on Thursday and the government said it could impose a heavy fine or revoke its concession over a bridge collapse that killed at least 38 people.


Family of four killed in Genoa bridge collapse days after honeymoon

Added: 16.08.2018 13:16 | 5 views | 0 comments

Rescue teams were today continuing to scour debris from the collapsed motorway bridge in Italy as hopes of finding more survivors began to fade.

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