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)
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.