Rome - The official death toll from the collapse of a motorway bridge in the Italian city of Genoa was raised Sunday to 43, after the overnight recovery of the bodies of the last three missing persons.
The latest names added to the list of the dead were of a family of three - an Italian-Jamaican couple and their nine-year-old daughter. Their car was found badly crushed among the rubble in the night between Friday and Saturday.
The Morandi bridge, a reinforced concrete structure that connected Genoa's eastern and western sides, gave way on Tuesday during a thunderstorm, sending more than 30 cars and trucks crashing to the ground from a height of 45 metres.
The Italian national fire department wrote on Twitter that they would continue inspecting the area onto where the bridge fell - a dry river bed, railway tracks and warehouses - "to rule out the possible presence of persons not reported as missing."
According to an updated death toll released by a Genoa branch of the Interior Ministry, four people from France, three from Chile, two from Albania, two from Romania, two from Jamaica and one each from Colombia and Peru were among the dead.