>> This harrowing rescue from the mangled wreck of a car shows the challenge for hundreds of firefighters still searching for survivors in the rubble of a motorway bridge that collapsed in Genoa. Dozens have been killed. The 50-year-old bridge collapsed during torrential rain on Tuesday.>>
> Sending dozens of vehicles crashing onto a riverbed, a railway, and two warehouses.
This former professional footballer somehow survived the fall.>>
> Reuters' Ilaria Polleschi is in Genoa.>> Tourist government ministers have visited this disaster scene and have turned against the company that operates the bridge, Autostrade per l’Italia.
They say they should pay heavy fine, as well as help finance the rebuilding of the bridge even though the exact cause of the disaster is not yet known. The feeling among the people of Genoa is incredulity. They are asking how such an important landmark could collapse within seconds and how the port city will get back to normal.
>> Autostrade said it had done regular checks to international standards on the bridge which was renovated two years ago. Meanwhile in the Vatican, Pope Francis sought to offer comfort to a grieving nation, offering prayers for the victims and their loved ones.