Ship crashes into control tower in Genoa, Italy

Last updated at 12:45
Genoa port control tower after collapse
The collapsed control tower

A large container ship has crashed into a control tower in the port of Genoa in Italy.

The 50m high concrete and glass tower collapsed when it was hit by the Jolly Nero vessel on Tuesday night.

Genoa control tower
The control tower before it collapsed

At least four people have died and more are missing. Rescue workers have been searching around the port.

It's not yet clear what caused the 40,000-tonne ship to crash. Reports say that the ship had been moving out of the port in calm conditions.

Jolly Nero ship
The container ship that crashed

People working in the port have been left shocked by what's happened.

A bent metal staircase is all that's left standing from the control tower.

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