WATCH: The moment Genoa, Italy, bridge collapsed

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Italian police have released security camera footage showing the exact moment when the motorway bridge in Genoa collapsed on Tuesday, killing 43 people.

The Guardia di Finanza releases CCTV footage of the moment the Morandi Bridge plummeted to the ground.

A survivor of the collapse has described the highway falling out from under him. Another described trying to abruptly flip her car into reverse, and then grabbing her 3-year-old son and dashing to safety.

Davide Capello told France’s BFM television that he was driving on the Genoa bridge Tuesday when “I heard a heavy sound, and I saw cars in front of me falling. I saw the road collapse then I fell with them. I thought it was all over for me.”

A joint state funeral service was held for the victims on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Italian government has given 15 days to the company running the Genoa motorway to defend itself.
 

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