DUBAI, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday sent a cable of condolences to Italy over the collapse of the Morandi motorway bridge in the northwestern Italian city of Genoa on Tuesday.
Through the cable, the UAE government expressed its deepest condolences to the Italian leadership and people, and the families of the victims, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.
The Morandi bridge is part of the A10 highway, a key highway linking the northern regions of Liguria, Lombardy and Piedmont.
Police reports indicated that the 51-year-old bridge collapsed during violent storms pounding the area, with winds gusting as much as 60 km per hour.
The death toll of the accident has risen to 39 people, Italian media reported.