Dozens of people are believed to have been killed after a motorway bridge collapsed during a violent storm in Italy.
Police and fire brigade officials have been called to the scene near Genoa, where a 650ft long piece of the crossing has fallen.
Firefighters say they fear a number of cars fell from the bridge during the collapse, and have so far identified 10 vehicles involved.
Italy’s Ambulance Service have estimated the death toll to be ‘dozens’ as a result of the collapse.
So far, just one person has been pulled alive from the rubble. They have been airlifted to hospital.
Images show the bridge – which sits above an industrial site – with a large centre piece missing.
Firefighters have said that there are concerns about gas lines.
It is currently unclear what caused the collapse, however officials believe it may have been down to a structural weakness.
Italian Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said the collapse in northern Italy appears to be ‘an immense tragedy’.
He said: ‘I’m following with great apprehension what has happened in Genoa, which appears to be an immense tragedy.’
The crossing, which was built on the A10 toll motorway in the 1960s, was last reconstructed in 2016.