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Hundreds gather to honour 43 people killed in Genoa bridge collapse one year ago (Watch live)


Today marks the first anniversary of the collapse of the Ponte Morandi in Genoa which killed 43 people, Euronews reports.

Hundreds of people, including the Genoese mayor Marco Bucci and Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte, have gathered near the site to commemorate all those who died or where injured when a 210 metre section of the bridge fell 150ft.

A total of 43 people were killed and 29 people were injured in the disaster along with 600 people living below the bridge who were made homeless.

The bridge, which was first opened in 1967, was eventually completely demolished in June but an investigation into the collapse of the bridge continues.

Last month, the Italian financial police the Guardia di Finanza seized documents from Atlanta which is the parent company of the who were responsible for maintaining the bridge, Autostrade per l'Italia, according to the Financial Times.

The newspaper reported Atlantia had commissioned "extraordinary" investigations into the stability of the bridge every year except 2009 and 2017 for the ten years preceding the collapse.

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