In photos: Genoa bridge collapse

A helicopter flies over the site of the Morandi Bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy, on Tuesday, August 14.

Piero Cruciatti/AFP/Getty Images

Updated 1:58 PM ET, Tue August 14, 2018

A helicopter flies over the site of the Morandi Bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy, on Tuesday, August 14.

Piero Cruciatti/AFP/Getty Images

A large section of a highway bridge in northern Italy collapsed during torrential rains Tuesday, crushing several vehicles and causing a number of fatalities, authorities said.

Dozens of rescuers worked at the scene to free people trapped in their vehicles and to treat the injured.

The Morandi Bridge, also known as the Polcevera Viaduct, is a major thoroughfare, connecting the port of Genoa with Genoa airport and towns along the coast.

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