Death toll from Italy bridge collapse rises to 41

By Adem Salvarcioglu

GENOA, Italy (AA) – The death toll from the bridge collapse in Italy's northwestern Genoa city rose to 41 on Saturday, local media reported.

Italian news agency ANSA said three more bodies were recovered from the rubble of the collapsed bridge.

On Tuesday, a 100-meter high section of the Morandi Bridge on the A10 motorway had collapsed. A large number of vehicles hit the ground, with some ended up getting buried under the debris.

Although the bridge may have collapsed due to a structural problem, it is suspected that heavy rains and storms could have triggered the incident.

The Morandi Bridge crosses the Genoa-Milan train line and a river.