VIDEO of deadly Genoa bridge collapse aftermath shows destroyed cars, building damaged

Reports suggested the bridge had also fallen on several properties

A photo obtained from the Facebook account of Paola Pirrera shows a collapsed section of a viaduct on the A10 motorway in Genoa on August 14, 2018.

Up to 20 cars could have been on the bridge when it fell down, Italian media report.

A motorway bridge over the north-western Italian city of Genoa has collapsed, and rescue operations are underway, officials say.

The Genoa ambulance service says there are dozens dead following the incident.

This photo released by Italian firefighters shows a truck stopped where the highway bridge collapsed in Genoa on August 14, 2018.

Italy's transport minister has described the incident as "an vast tragedy".

Emergency responders are on the scene, but there are no details yet on whether there are casualties.

An witness told Sky Italia television he saw "eight or nine" vehicles on the bridge when it collapsed in what he said was an "apocalyptic scene".

The moment shocked residents who can be heard in the video screaming "Oh my God".

On Twitter he said: "we are following minute by minute the situation of the bridge collapse in Genoa". Other images showed a green truck that had stopped on the bridge just metres short of the gaping hole in the bridge. Authorities suspected structural weakness was the cause of the collapse, ANSA reported.

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