Crowds BOO Genoa bridge officials at state funeral for victims as anger mounts over safety failings

At least 18 of 42 victims were laid to rest on Saturday at a service which was attended by hundreds of mourners from across Italy.

Italy has declared a national day of mourning today for all those who lost their life when the Morandi Bridge collapsed on Tuesday.

Loud boos could be heard as Italy's former Prime Minister arrived at the funeral as anger in the country continues to grow.

Italian President Sergio Mattarella was snapped arriving at the service along with interior minister Matteo Salvini  and a host of other national figures.

Families of the victims were comforted by Mattarella as the day of mourning continues.

The State funeral service was held at the Fiera di Genova exhibition centre in the city of Genoa.

But a number of families have refused to take part in the service and said they would boycott the event as some accused the Italian authorities of negligence.

The tragedy happened when part of a busy toll motorway linking Genoa with France, collapsed during a violent lightning storm, sending 35 cars and trucks crashing 150ft to the ground below.

Many of these were flattened when tonnes of broken concrete and twisted steel from the bridge itself then landed on top of them.

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