August 3, 2020

Victims ‘shining like stars’ as Italy inaugurates new Genoa bridge

Genoa (Italy) (AFP) – Italy inaugurated a sleek new bridge in Genoa on Monday, though relatives of the 43 people killed when the old viaduct collapsed said the pomp and ceremony risked overshadowing the tragedy.Jets trailing the colours of the Italian flag roared overhead and ship sirens sounded in the coastal city’s port, almost two years to the day the Morandi highway gave way during heavy rain, hurling dozens of cars and several trucks onto railway tracks below.As a rainbow appeared in the sky, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte cut the ribbon on the new bridge, designed by famed Italian archite…

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