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Tuesday, 21 August 2018 11:37

Dramatic bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

A bridge in the city of Genoa collapsed on Tuesday 14 of August, killing 43 people according to latest update.

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  • Date occured Tuesday, 14 August 2018

A team of engineers just unveiled the mystery

A 4.3-magnitude earthquake hit the Italian holiday island of Ischia at 8:57 p.m. local time on Monday night. Up to now, two women have been reported dead, one of whom having been hit by falling masonry from the church of Santa Maria del Suffragio, according to the Civil Protection Department in Rome. Many people were pulled out alive from the rubble, including a 7-month-old baby.

In the evening of the 9th of May, a large crawler crane collapsed in Varese, Italy while lifting a large section of a new viaduct at the Arcisate Stabio railway yards. The piece of concrete bridge was never put into place, as the Vernazza-owned crane lost its stability and overturned, dumping its load on the ground. Although several people were on site watching the operation, luckily no one was injured. The crane’s operator is also safe, as he managed to get out of the cabin in time, jumping from a height of nearly three meters.

Last Thursday, a collapse of a four-story building occurred in the Ponte Milvio area of northern Rome, near the Foreign Ministry. Fortunately there are no deaths or injuries, but many people lost their home. The causes are being investigated by authorities and the surrounding buildings are being inspected in case they’re affected by the collapse.

A serious 6.2 R earthquake hit central Italia on Wednesday morning. Amatrice, Pescara del Tronto and Arquata del Tronto were subjected to the deady earthquake and have been severely damaged. 247 people were killed and 400 are injured. Among them many are children.

On Tuesday July 12th, a serious train collision occurred in Italy.  The crash was between two trains and resulted in twenty-three deaths and lots of injuries. The causes of the accident are not yet known, nevertheless, investigations by the police are ongoing. 

Friday, 18 September 2015 10:01

Video: Giant 3D Printer For Printing Houses

It is the largest delta 3D printer in the world, its height is 12 meters, and it is able to print whole houses.

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  • Date occured Friday, 18 September 2015
Wednesday, 16 September 2015 14:42

Let's Explore Mussolini's Bunker

A narrow corridor, 60 meters long, with an entrance that is lost among the trees, a small wooden desk, masks, helmets, a black phone nailed to the wall and a small bed ...

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Wednesday, 02 September 2015 13:21

The Longest Train Tunnel Has Been Completed

It is a fact that the 38-mile train tunnel that links Switzerland and Italy has finally been completed and it is scheduled to be in operation in June 2016.

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  • Date occured Wednesday, 02 September 2015
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