Victims still missing in Italian bridge disaster
19 August 2018 | 9:00 am
Italy calls a national day of mourning as it sponsors a funeral for the at least 38 killed in Tuesday's bridge collapse in Genoa. But some victims are still missing and demands for accountability for the disaster are mounting.
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