GENOA, Italy (Reuters) – Egle Possetti has to avert her eyes when she drives past the remains of the road bridge in Genoa as she cannot bear looking at the place where her sister was killed along with her family.
A 200-metre-long section of the Morandi bridge, part of a motorway linking the Italian port city with southern France, gave way on Aug. 14 last year in busy lunchtime traffic, sending dozens of vehicles into free-fall and killing 43 people.
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On Friday, some six months later, builders will start demolishing sections of the bridge ahead of its reconstruction.
For Possetti, 53, just seeing what is left is too much.
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“For us, seeing this structure broken in two every time we come is really terrible. And to think underneath 43 people lost their lives and apart from anything else, almost all of them were young people,” she told Reuters.
Her sister Claudia, Claudia’s husband Andrea, and children Camilla, 16, and Manuele, 12, were killed. They had been heading to a resort east of Genoa for the Aug. 15 public holiday. Possetti started to fear the worst when she could not reach any of them by cellphone.
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“Every minute of your life you think about it. You may laugh, smile, but you’re dead inside,” Possetti said as she...
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