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Egypt sends Italy condolences over deaths in Genoa bridge collapse

A 50-metre (160-foot) high section of the Morandi bridge collapsed Tuesday with as many as 35 vehicles driving on it

Marina Barsoum , Wednesday 15 Aug 2018
Italy
This general view taken on August 15, 2018, shows an abandoned truck on the Morandi motorway bridge after a section collapsed in the north-western Italian city of Genoa. (Photo: AFP)
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Egypt sent its condolences Wednesday to Italy over the deaths of 37 in the collapse of a bridge in Genoa on Tuesday, a statement by the Egyptian foreign ministry read. 

"The Egyptian foreign ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the families of the victims and wished the victims a speedy recovery," the statement read, stressing that "the Egyptian government and its people will stand with the government and people of Italy in this ordeal."

A 50-metre (160-foot) high section of the Morandi bridge, including a tower that anchored several stays, collapsed Tuesday with as many as 35 vehicles driving on it.

Huge slabs of reinforced concrete plunged onto two warehouses, train tracks, and a riverbed.

 

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