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NO MALAYSIAN AFFECTED IN ITALY BRIDGE COLLAPSE

PUTRAJAYA, There has been no reports of Malaysians being affected in the bridge collapse incident in Genoa, Italy.

The Foreign Ministry (Wisma Putra) said in a statement here Wednesday that the Malaysian Embassy in Rome would continue to monitor the situation, particularly if Malaysians are affected.

On Tuesday, a section of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa collapsed causing vehicles to plunge around 50 metres off the bridge.

The local government confirmed that the periodic maintenance work undertaken on the bridge’s foundation coupled with torrential rainfalls, could be the cause of the collapse of the bridge which linked Italy and France.

The death toll now stands at 35 people with 10 more feared missing.

Source: NAM News Network

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