Two dead and two injured as bridge collapses onto motorway in Italy

Nick Squires
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Two people have been killed and two others injured after a road bridge in Italy collapsed onto a motorway that ran beneath it.

The bridge collapsed onto the A14 motorway near the city of Ancona on the Adriatic coast, in central Italy.

The two people killed were a married couple whose Nissan Qashqai car was crushed when the bridge came crashing down without warning.

The collapsed bridge was reportedly a temporary structure that had been put in place while road works were carried out.

The two injured were road workers who were employed at the site. They were taken to a hospital in Ancona.

Traffic on the motorway had to be closed in both directions.