Genoa, Following the death of 39 people in the collapse of a bridge in Genoa, Italy, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced the emergency for 12 months on Wednesday. Not only that, PM Giuseppe Conte has announced to allocate 50 million euros (about 40 crore rupees) for investigation and rescue work.
Giuseppe Conte also said that his administration would also withdraw the concession given to the private company responsible for the maintenance of the Moorandi bridge on Tuesday. Conte said, “Such tragedies are unacceptable in the Modern Society.” It is to be mentioned that due to the fall of the bridge, ie till Wednesday evening, the rescue operation was going on because of the fear of being buried.
On Tuesday, Italian Civil Protection Agency chief Angelo Borelli said that 13 people were injured in the accident. Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini told that there are also eight, 12 and 13 year olds among those who die. On Tuesday, a major part of the Moorandi bridge collapsed during heavy rains in the northern port city, due to which around 35 cars and many trucks fell on rail tracks below 45 meters, that is, 150 feet below.