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BBC NEWS   07 August 2020   Italy  
<p>Italian authorities have evacuated about 75 people, mostly tourists, from an Alpine valley as huge blocks of ice threaten to crash down from a glacier.<br />Planpincieux glacier, in the Mont Blanc massif, has weakened because of intense summer heat alternating ...
The Local IT   11 May 2020   Italy   Rome  
<p>A mild earthquake shook Rome early on Monday but there were no immediate reports of damage, emergency services said.<br />Firefighters said they had received numerous inquiries from people after the tremor struck shortly after 5:00 am, estimated at 3.3 ...
Global Construction Review   06 April 2020   Italy   Genoa  
<p>Construction work on the Genoa bridge, a replacement for the structure that collapsed in August 2018 killing 43 people, has been allowed to continue by the Italian government despite the Covid-19 pandemic.<br><br></p>
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CNN   16 November 2019   Italy   Venice  
<p>Images of the flooded St. Mark's Basilica in Venice have shocked many across the world this week. Since Tuesday, parts of the city were damaged by the most severe high waters Venice has seen in over half a century, with six-foot high tide levels engulfing ...
BBC NEWS   28 June 2019   Italy   Genoa  
<p>Demolition experts have blown up the remains of the giant Morandi bridge in the Italian city of Genoa, nearly a year after the structure collapsed.</p><p>Thousands of people were evacuated ahead of explosions which brought down two large towers consisting ...
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France24   08 February 2019   Italy   Genoa  
<p>Experts start the delicate task of taking apart Genoa's Morandi motorway bridge on Friday almost six months after its partial collapse during a storm killed 43 people and injured dozens.<br />Thousands of tonnes of steel, concrete and asphalt have already ...
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Engineering.com   10 January 2019   Italy   Genoa  
<p>Five months after the deadly Genoa bridge collapse, the city has announced that it will replace the structure with another bridge that its designer claims will &ldquo;last for a thousand years.&rdquo;<br />On December 19, 2018, city mayor Marco Bucci announced ...
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Channel NewsAsia / YouTube   14 August 2018   Italy   Genoa  
<p>GENOA, Italy: At least 22 are dead after a motorway bridge collapsed on Tuesday (Aug 14) over the northern Italian port city of Genoa in what the transport minister said was likely to be "an immense tragedy".</p><p>The Italian fire service said that the ...
University of Bristol   09 May 2018   Italy   Pisa  
<p>Why has the Leaning Tower of Pisa survived the strong earthquakes that have hit the region since the middle ages? This is a long-standing question a research group of 16 engineers has investigated, including a leading expert in earthquake engineering and ...
Metro   15 February 2018   Italy   Rome  
<p>Several cars were swallowed up and dozens of people were evacuated when a construction site apparently collapsed.<br /><br />At least six cars fell into the 30ft hole in Rome when the ground collapsed beneath them at around 5.30pm.<br /><br />The collapse ...