At least 37 people are dead after a huge highway bridge collapsed in Italy

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  • A huge highway bridge collapsed in Genoa, northern Italy, on Tuesday morning.
  • At least 37 people have died, officials said, while at least two people are missing and 16 people are injured.
  • Italy’s deputy transport minister said 20 vehicles  were involved in the disaster, as well as buildings below.
  • Photos and video footage on social media showed a huge portion of the bridge missing and rubble on the ground beneath.

At least 37 people have been killed after a highway bridge collapsed in the northern Italian city of Genoa, authorities said Wednesday morning. 

Officials in the Liguria region updated the numbers after rescuers worked through the night shifting the huge quantities of concrete which fell more than 150ft onto the ground below in the hope of finding survivors.

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