August 27, 2018 / 5:04 PM / 8 months ago

Italy nationalisation of Autostrade 'only solution' - Deputy PM

FILE PHOTO: A section of the collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen above, from the "red zone" restricted area in Genoa, Italy August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Massimo Pinca/File Photo

ROME (Reuters) - Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Monday that the “only solution” was to nationalise the toll motorways controlled by Autostrade per l’Italia after a bridge collapse earlier this month killed 43 people.

“We’ll get out of the logic of profit, we’ll lower the tolls, we’ll do much more maintenance and we will introduce technological innovations to improve safety and mobility,” Di Maio said on Facebook.

Reporting by Steve Scherer

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