A four-lane motorway bridge near the Italian port city of Genoa has collapsed around noon on Tuesday. Video filmed by Italian firefighters flying over the site shows a wide section of the bridge missing.
At least one person has died and several others had to be rescued from the river Tarn in southern France. More than 70 emergency workers have been deployed to the scene of the incident in Toulouse.
PM Giuseppe Conte pledged a new bridge symbolizing "rebirth" would be completed by April. Forty-three people died when the Morandi bridge collapsed last year.
The two remaining towers from the Genoa bridge collapse that killed 43 people in August 2018 have been demolished. The Italian government said a new bridge would be ready in April 2020.
Several people have died in southern France and northern Italy after high floodwaters swamped cars. The rainstorms sweeping across southern Europe also caused a bridge to collapse near the coastal city of Savona, Italy.
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