Italy: Police releases CCTV footage of Genoa bridge collapse

Reuters
Genoa, Italy Published: Aug 21, 2018, 12:58 PM(IST)

New footage has been released taken from inside a petrol station of the Morandi bridge collapse on Aug 14. Photograph:( Agencia EFE )

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A person is seen scrambling from the rubble seconds after the collapse and later a cat runs over the debris.

Italy's police released CCTV (closed circuit television) images of the moment a motorway bridge collapsed in the northern port city of Genoa.

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The video filmed from two different angles shows heavy rainfall and people going about their business minutes before huge chunks of concrete plummet to the ground and dust obscures the camera.

A person is seen scrambling from the rubble seconds after the collapse and later a cat runs over the debris.

At least 43 people were killed on last Tuesday when a 200-metre section of the Morandi bridge gave way in busy traffic, plunging vehicles and debris to the ground 165 feet below.

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