Rescuers in the North-Western Italian city of Genoa have continue to search for possible survivors after the dramatic collapse of a motorway bridge.

The Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini said at least 37 people have been killed when dozens of vehicles fell from 148 feet, and vowed to bring anyone responsible for the collapse to book.

According to one of the rescuers about 16 people were injured in the collapse and the number missing ranges from four to 12.

About 250 firefighters from across Italy are taking part in the search, using sniffer dogs and climbing gear.

Report says hundreds of people have been evacuated amid fears that other parts of the bridge might fall.

The cause of the disaster, which occurred during torrential rain, was not immediately clear but questions had been raised about the safety of the structure built in the 1960s.

 

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