The collapse of a viaduct A6 motorway: motorists stopped a few meters from the abyss. The witness

Reported immediately to the memory of the collapse of the Bridge Morandi the first images of the collapse of the viaduct ofthe motorway A6 Torino-Savona at the height of the village of the Madonna del Monte, a kilometre from the junction with the A1 motorway. At the moment it is impossible to say if there are vehicles involved, but the Fire Brigade and Civil Protection are at work to search vehicles and persons possibly involved in the collapse under 2 feet of mud that have engulfed the pillars and the concrete slab of the highway, in addition to having broken off a main road below. Huge, of course, the problems for the links in this area of the Val Bormida and of course there is concern for the day tomorrow in the port area (and not only) of italy.

The place of the event

“I was overtaking, I saw a person who sbracciava and I thought he had some illness. Then I turned and I saw all black, the viaduct was no longer there”. And’ the testimony, referring to ANSA, from a vigilante 56 managed to stop a few meters from the edge of the abyss on the Turin-Savona. “Behind me came a bus with dozens of people, luckily we managed to stop it”, he says.

Il vigilante 56enne che si sbraccia per fermare auto e pullman

The vigilante 56 which sbraccia to stop cars and buses

“We are working closely with the regions, – said the Minister of the Environment Sergio Costa – to secure the territory, but it’s a race against time. The plight of these hours – he explains – is the result of two emergencies, climate change, and the fragility of our Country: the 79% of the territory is at risk for flooding, landslides, and soil erosion. We have to think and we need to have as a horizon of actions of the government. We have reduced by two-thirds the time of the disbursement of the funds, and were allocated about 700 million in the six months in Italy. Now the shipyards for the safety of the Country are to proceed as quickly as possible”.