Video shows moment of catastrophic bridge collapse in Italy

  • 15/08/2018

A video shows the disastrous collapse of a motorway bridge in northern Italy that killed at least 23 people.

A large chunk of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa can be seen plummeting to the ground, leaving a gaping hole in the bridge, to the horror of the person filming.

In addition to those killed at least 15 people are injured, most of them seriously, after an estimated 80 metre section of the bridge collapsed during a storm at 11:30am on Tuesday (local time).

About 30 vehicles were on the affected section of the bridge when it plunged 100 metres.

It is too early to know what caused the disaster, but Italy's interior minister Matteo Salvini has warned there will be serious consequences for anyone found to be responsible.

"The more I think about the deaths of Genoa, the more I get angry. Those responsible for this disaster... will have to pay, pay everything, pay dearly," he said on Twitter.