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Institution: Italian Red Cross

Genoa bridge collapse: one year on

On 14 August 2018, a 200-metre section of Ponte Morandi in Genoa, Italy, collapsed. Vehicles plunged 90 metres onto railway tracks, and buildings below, killing 43 people and injuring 29. Together with the military and state authorities, Italian Red Cross search and rescue teams searched for survivors for 26 hours. Altogether 500 Italian Red Cross volunteers took part in the operation that lasted for 35 days.

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Venezuela: New Red Cross health consignment arrives in Caracas from Italy

A consignment of 34 tons of medicines and medical supplies arrived at Caracas international airport this morning from Italy, the president of the Venezuelan Red Cross, Dr. Mario Villaroel, has confirmed. The shipment that arrived today includes essential medicines such as antibiotics and anti-inflammatories, health disposables and a range of medical equipment such as defibrillators.

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