ROME - An Italian mother related on Thursday (Aug 16) how she was out shopping when an enormous piece of concrete from the collapsing Genoa bridge hit the store she was in, trapping her and leaving her daughter entombed beneath the rubble.
"I was buried up to my chest, and my daughter was completely buried. I fainted several times, Marina Guagliata, 58, told Italian media from her hospital bed, calling her rescue "miraculous".
Guagliata was out with her daughter Camilla, 24, on Tuesday (Aug 14) when the Morandi Bridge crumbled.
She said they were browsing at the "Fabbrica del Riciclo", a second hand shop located just below the bridge, when out of nowhere the massive piece of debris hit the store.
Both then found themselves trapped by the rubble that had descended on the shop.