Italy decrees state of emergency in area where bridge fell in Genoa

Italy decrees state of emergency in area where bridge fell in Genoa

The government plans medium and long term actions.In addition, it will decree "a day of national mourning", but the specific date has not yet been decided

Government earmarked EUR 5 million for emergencyREUTERS / Stefano Rellandini - 15.8.2018Italy's government on Wednesday decreed a state of emergency in the northwestern Genoa area where part of the Morandi bridge collapsed yesterday, an accident that has so far killed at least 39 people and injured 16. .Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced this decision after the extraordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers that the Executive, formed by the Five Star Movement (M5S) and the far-right Liga (former Northern League) party ), held in Genoa.The Italian government has also decided to initially allocate a € 5 million package "to cover the first urgent interventions", a figure that should be increased over the medium term for reconstruction actions and other issues that are not yet a priority, he said. the prime minister.At the same time, the government decided to begin "the procedure for revoking the concession to Autostrade per l'Italia", which is responsible fo...


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