At least 22 killed in Italian bridge collapse

By Meg Wagner and Luke McGee

Updated 6:55 p.m. ET, August 14, 2018
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8:17 a.m. ET, August 14, 2018

Italian leader: We're following the situation “minute by minute"

From CNN's Vasco Cotovio

Italy’s deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said that 200 firemen are on the scene. They're following the situation “minute by minute."

Here's his full tweet, in Italian:

8:15 a.m. ET, August 14, 2018

Emergency teams are at the bridge

Emergency services are attending to people after the Morandi Bridge near Genoa collapsed.

Andrea Bernardini took video of their efforts:

8:14 a.m. ET, August 14, 2018

Several dead after Genoa bridge collapse, Italian media reports

From CNN’s Claudia Rebaza, Gianluca Mezzofiore and Samantha Beech

Several people have died after a section of a highway bridge in Genoa collapsed on Tuesday, according to rescue sources cited by Italian news agency ANSA. 

The unnamed sources told ANSA that several crushed vehicles are under the rubble with dead people inside, without providing a specific number of casualties.

ANSA reports around 10 vehicles are involved, after a large section of the Morandi viaduct upon which the A10 motorway runs gave way amid torrential rain. The viaduct runs over shopping centers, factories, some homes, the Genoa-Milan railway line and the Polcevera river.