VIDEO: Bridge collapses in Italy amid violent storm, killing dozens, including three children

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Dozens of people are dead after a bridge collapse in Italy on Tuesday, according to Italian officials. (Matteo Pucciarelli via AP)

Video shows a bridge collapse in northern Italy in the midst of a violent storm on Tuesday that has left dozens of people dead.

On Wednesday officials announced that the death toll had risen to 39, which includes three children. Civil protection chief Angelo Borrelli also said 15 people were injured.

Officials had given multiple numbers throughout the day on Tuesday as to the number of people killed. Civil protection authorities said 20 were killed and 16 were injured. Genoa Mayor Marco Bucci told Sky TG24 that more than 25 people had been killed and that at least 11 were injured.

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Sniffer dogs went to work in the rubble to find those who are still trapped, Amalia Tedeschi, an official with Italian firefighters, told RAI state TV. She said that injured people had been extracted alive. Rescue and recover crews continued to work overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning.

The Associated Press reports that a section of the Morandi Bridge collapsed over an industrial area during the storm, which began suddenly. That section of the Morandi Bridge is about 180 feet high. The part that collapsed is about 260 feet long, while the full bridge is about .6 miles.

The head of Italy's civil protection agency, Angelo Borrelli, said 30-35 cars and three heavy trucks were on the part that collapsed.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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