15 Aug 2018

Italy bridge collapse: search efforts continue

“It seemed like a scene from a film, it was the apocalypse” – the words of one man who survived the motorway bridge collapse in Genoa that left at least 39 people dead.

Rescue teams are still searching the crumpled mounds of cement, but with little hope of finding anyone else alive. It’s still too early to say what caused the tragedy, while in the last few minutes the authorities approved a 12-month state of emergency in Genoa.

We speak to Giovanni Solari, Professor of Structural Engineering at the University of Genoa.