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Italy bridge: 38 dead as rescuers search for survivors: The death toll in a major bridge collapse reached 38 in Italy and could rise further on Wednesday as rescue teams searched the vast concrete debris for any survivors.

A 50-metre section of the Morandi bridge – part of a toll highway and one of the main arteries into the port city of Genoa – collapsed at about 12pm local time on Tuesday, taking down with it about 35 cars and three trucks that had been crossing at the time.

Huge slabs of reinforced concrete plunged onto two warehouses, train tracks and a riverbed.

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Italy bridge: 38 dead as rescuers search for survivors: The death toll in a major bridge collapse reached 38 in Italy and could rise further on Wednesday as rescue teams searched the vast concrete debris for any survivors.  A 50-metre section of the Morandi bridge – part of a toll highway and one of the main arteries into the port city of Genoa – collapsed at about 12pm local time on Tuesday, taking down with it about 35 cars and three trucks that had been crossing at the time.Huge slabs of reinforced concrete plunged onto two warehouses, train tracks and a riverbed.Italy bridge: 38 dead as rescuers search for survivors: The death toll in a major bridge collapse reached 38 in Italy and could rise further on Wednesday as rescue teams searched the vast concrete debris for any survivors.  A 50-metre section of the Morandi bridge – part of a toll highway and one of the main arteries into the port city of Genoa – collapsed at about 12pm local time on Tuesday, taking down with it about 35 cars and three trucks that had been crossing at the time.c c c c