PM Netanyahu sends condolences to the Italian people over tragic consequences of bridge collapse
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his condolences to Italy in the wake of a bridge collapse which claimed at least 35 lives.
“Our hearts go out to the families who are grieving for their loved ones and to the people of Italy ?? ??”, PM Netanyahu twitted.
At least 35 people have been killed including a baby after a major motorway bridge collapsed during a rainstorm in Genoa, Italy.
Witnesses said the bridge was hit by lightning seconds before it collapsed and was seen ‘wobbling’, but engineers rubbished the idea that a bolt from above had anything to do with the disaster.
Among the devastation, a handful of survivors were miraculously plucked from the apocalyptic wreckage and rushed to hospital – some falling in their cars about 45 meters to the ground below.
Photos and videos showed firefighters winching survivors strapped into stretchers from among the boulder-sized pieces of concrete before they were whisked away by emergency helicopters.