Italy cargo ship slams into Genoa port, kills 4

By: AP
By: AP

ROME (AP) -- Rescue officials in Italy say the death toll has risen to four after a cargo ship slammed into a control tower in the port of Genoa.

Rescuers said Wednesday they had not yet accounted for a half-dozen other people, including some feared trapped inside the submerged elevator of the tower.

Luca Cari, spokesman for the firefighters at the scene, told The Associated Press that the fourth body had been located in the area of the elevator and that searches were continuing.

The crash occurred at around 11 p.m. (2100 GMT) Tuesday, during a shift change, making the accounting of personnel more difficult.

The tower -- on the edge of a dock jutting into the harbor -- was either in the water or in a heap of wreckage on the dock.


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