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Update: One Romanian citizen dies in Italy, another one in a coma after viaduct collapse near Genoa. Death toll reaches 39

One Romanian citizen has been identified among the people who have died in Italy after the collapse on Tuesday of a viaduct near Genoa, the Romanian Foreign Ministry (MAE) announces.

The first man identified is Marian Rosca, 36, from Curtisoara, Gorj County, igj.ro informs. He had left to France several years ago to find work. He was not married and had no children.

Another Romanian, initially reported as dead, has proven to be alive, but he has been seriously injured. He is in a coma.

Earlier on Wednesday, MAE had announced that a second Romanian citizen has been identified as deceased in Italy.

The ministry also states that a mobile consular team headed by the head of the consular office in Turin went to the site of the incident and to the hospitals in the area.

The MAE’s mobile consular team continues its assistance and continues to keep in touch with both the crisis cell established at local authority level and the medical units to which the victims have been transported, stiri.tvr.ro reports.

The Ministry has sent condolences to the families of the victims.

The Consulate General of Romania in Turin prioritises the situation and maintains contact with local authorities, providing the necessary consular assistance in such situations, including the issuing of necessary documents to repatriate the inanimate body and the issuing of the death certificate.

At least 38 people have died after the collapse of a suspended segment of the A10 motorway in Italy near Genoa, according to the most recent balance announced by the Italian Interior Ministry, according to ‘Corriere della Sera’ daily, quoted by ziare.com.

According to the preliminary report, 38 people, including three minors, have died, and another 15 were injured after the collapse of a segment of the Polcevera viaduct (Morandi) on the A10 motorway, near the city of Genova.

“At the time of the crash, there were 30-35 vehicles on the bridge,” said Angelo Borrelli, Head of Civil Protection unit.

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