A motorway bridge has collapsed in the northwest Italian city of Genoa, killing around 30 people as vehicles plummeted to the ground, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini says.
BBC reports that video footage appears to show one of the towers holding up the bridge collapsing in stormy weather. Vehicles and debris fell 90m (295ft) on to rail tracks and a warehouse.
Emergency workers are trying to free people caught in crushed vehicles or rubble, and are using sniffer dogs. Some 200 firefighters are among the rescue workers at the scene, Mr Salvini said.
Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli spoke of an “immense tragedy” and France offered Italy its support.
French President Emmanuel Macron has tweeted a message of sympathy to the people of Italy, writing in both Italian and French. He said France was ready to offer any necessary aid.