At least 35 people have been killed and many seriously injured following the collapse of a motorway bridge near the northern city of Genoa.
Citing sources in the fire brigade, Italian news agency ANSA reports that at least 35 people have died, including at least one child.
Meanwhile, Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, has only confirmed that 22 people were killed and 16 others injured in the collapse of the bridge as he visited Genoa late on Tuesday.
Approximately 30 cars and up to 10 trucks were on the road were on the bridge when the disaster occurred, a senior official in the civil protection agency said.
Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini earlier said that around 30 people have been killed, while the official death toll stands at 20 and 16 injured. Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli described Tuesday’s events as an “immense tragedy.”