Thursday 19 September 2019

Three held in probe linked to bridge collapse that killed 43

 

The Morandi highway bridge that collapsed in Genoa, northern Italy, in August 2018
The Morandi highway bridge that collapsed in Genoa, northern Italy, in August 2018

Emilio Parodi

Three employees of companies owned by infrastructure group Atlantia were placed under house arrest yesterday, police said, as part of an investigation into the safety of motorway viaducts following the collapse of a bridge in Genoa.

The collapse of the Genoa viaduct in August last year killed 43 people.

The tax police, in a statement, said that they had found evidence that safety reports for some viaducts had been falsified or that information had been omitted with the aim of misleading the transport ministry inspectors and avoiding further checks.

Irish Independent

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