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Vehicles and debris fell 90m (295ft) on to rail tracks, buildings and a river. Rescuers are trying to free people caught in crushed vehicles or rubble. Some 200 firefighters are working at the scene, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said. Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli spoke of an "immense tragedy" and France offered Italy its support.
Two years before the deadly collapse, an engineer said the bridge was bound for disaster. Antonio Brencich, who is also a professor at the University of Genoa, said in July 2016 that there were problems with the structure, Ingegneri.info reported.