A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa during a violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 45m into a heap of rubble. / AP
Hundreds of firefighters and emergency rescue officials are racing against time to find survivors after a major highway collapsed during a violent storm in Italy's city of Genoa.
The incident saw 80 metres of the bridge collapse, sending vehicles pluning 45 metres into a heap of rubble.
Italiy's leader Premier Giuseppe Conte has said 22 people have been killed and 16 injured, and he fears that the final death toll may rise.
But unidentified fire brigade sources had earlier told Italy's ANSA news agency that 35 people were killed.