Vietnamese leaders extend condolences to Italy over Genoa bridge collapse. (Photo: AFP/VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang on August 15 cabled a message of condolences to his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella over the Morandi Bridge collapse, which occurred in the northern city of Genoa a day earlier.

The same day, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc extended his sympathies to Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte over the tragedy.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh also sent a message of condolences to Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Maovero Milanesi.

The Morandi Bridge suddenly crumbled on August 14 morning, plunging down 45 metres onto a riverbed, buildings and streets below, burying dozens of vehicles and people under the rubble.

According to Reuters, death toll was estimated at 39. –VNA