Italian PM warns numbers of dead may increase after bridge collapse

15 August 2018

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte warned on Tuesday the death toll may rise following the collapse of a motorway bridge in the northern Italian port city of Genoa. Speaking to journalists as he visited the site, Conte said the hypothesis for the collapse was a structural failure. At least 22 people have so far been confirmed killed. Firefighters are expected to work into the night at the scene of the collapse.