The disaster occurred on a major road that connects Italy to France and other resorts on the eve of Ferragosto, a major Italian holiday. Traffic would have been heavier than usual as many people travelled to beaches or mountains.

Transport minister, Danilo Toninelli, called the collapse ‘an enormous tragedy’.

via At least 35 dead after motorway bridge collapses during violent storm in Italy | Metro News

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