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The Latest: Bridge collapse witness tells of truck's escape

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ROME - The Latest developments following the deadly collapse of a highway bridge in Italy : 3:55 p.m. A witness of the deadly Genoa highway bridge collapse has provided a dramatic account to Italian television SKY TG24, including a description of how a green truck stopped just short of the abyss. A driver identified only as Idris said the truck was saved because another vehicle passed it at the last second, forcing the truck to brake slightly. Just then, Idris said, the passing car "went down."
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Genoa Bridge Was Known to Be in Trouble Long Before Collapse

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As the death toll climbed in Italy, demands mounted to hold someone accountable for the failure of the Morandi Bridge.
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Salvini says EU budget rules risk safety of Italians after Genoa bridge collapse

Salvini says EU budget rules risk safety of Italians after Genoa bridge collapse

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Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has laid the blame for the Genoa bridge collapse on the European Union, saying that spending restrictions has limited the country's investment in its infrastructure.
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The Latest: Official: Genoa bridge company put profits first

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ROME - The Latest developments following the deadly collapse of a highway bridge in Italy : 2 p.m. Italy's deputy premier, Luigi Di Maio, is blaming the collapse of a major highway bridge in Genoa on a lack of maintenance by the private company that operates many of the nation's toll highways. Speaking in Genoa, Di Maio said Wednesday that he was looking at revoking highway concessions.
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The Latest: Italy bridge probe looks at maintenance, design

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The Latest developments following the deadly collapse of a highway bridge in Italy : 1:45 p.m. Genoa prosecutor Francesco Cozzi says the investigation into the fatal bridge collapse...
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WATCH: Death toll climbs in tourist bridge collapse in Italy

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Italian officials are investigating what caused the accident that sent 38 cars and trucks nearly 250 feet to the ground in Genoa.
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Italy's deputy prime minister is blaming the EU for the deadly bridge collapse, even though nobody knows what caused it yet

Italy's deputy prime minister is blaming the EU for the deadly bridge collapse, even though nobody knows what caused it yet

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Matteo Salvini suggested that EU fiscal rules were to blame for Tuesday's deadly bridge collapse.
Authorities have yet to determine the cause of the disaster, which killed at least 37 people.
Italy's deputy prime minister suggested that EU budget constraints had prevented his country from spending on infrastructure safety.
The ruling Five Star Movement party is also under fire for describing in 2013 fears of the Morandi Bridge's collapse as a "fairy tale."
Italy's deputy prime minister has blamed the deadly collapse of a highway bridge on the European Union, even though officials have yet...
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Death toll hits at least 39 people in Italy bridge collapse; blame begins

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Italian emergency workers pulled two more bodies out of tons of broken concrete and twisted steel Wednesday after a highway bridge collapsed in Genoa, raising the death toll in the disaster to at least 39 people. The collapse of the Morandi Bridge sent dozens of cars and three trucks plunging as...
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Death toll rises to 39 in Italy bridge collapse

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Italian emergency workers pulled two more bodies out of tons of broken concrete and twisted steel after a highway bridge collapsed in Genoa, raising the death toll in the disaster to at least 39 people.
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Death toll hits 39 in Italy bridge collapse; blame begins

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GENOA, Italy - Italian emergency experts pulled two more bodies out of tons of broken concrete and twisted steel Wednesday after a highway bridge collapsed in Genoa, raising the death toll in the disaster to at least 39 people. The collapse of the Morandi Bridge sent dozens of cars and three trucks plunging as much as 45 meters to the ground Tuesday as many Italian families were on the road ahead of Wednesday's major summer holiday.
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The Latest: 2 Albanians among dead in Italy bridge collapse

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ROME - The Latest developments following the deadly collapse of a highway bridge in Italy :
12:15 p.m.
Albanian authorities say that two Albanian men were killed in the collapse of the highway bridge in Genoa.
The Albanian Embassy in Rome identified the victims as two young Albanian men named Marjus Djerri and Edi Bokrina on its Facebook page Wednesday, expressing condolences and offering assistance to their families.
Hundreds of thousands of Albanians have moved to Italy seeking better lives following the collapse of the communist regime in the tiny western Balkan country.
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