In the legal dispute over the collapsed Morandi motorway bridge in Genoa, the preliminary investigative judge has reportedly excluded a victims’ association as a civil party.
Genoa – In the legal dispute over the collapsed Morandi motorway bridge in Genoa, the preliminary investigative judge has reportedly excluded a victims’ association as a civil party. The association, which represents a large part of the victims’ families, lacks legitimacy because it was only founded after the incident, the Ansa news agency reported on Wednesday. The judge does not allow a large part of the associations to be civil parties. According to Ansa, the chairwoman of the victims’ representative body said she was disappointed as one had hoped for approval in the light of past decisions.
The preliminary negotiations for the fatal incident on August 14, 2018 are in progress in Genoa. At that time, one of the three pylons of the Polcevera Viaduct, also known as the Morandi Bridge, collapsed and tore part of the roadway with it. 43 people lost their lives. In the Italian port city, 59 people and two companies have to answer for, among other things, multiple negligent homicide as well as violation of road safety, false statements and omission of official acts. (dpa)
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