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7 dead in Genoa cargo ship crash

At least seven people have died and several are missing after a container ship smashed into a control tower in the port of Genoa.

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'Three dead and six injured' in Genoa shipping accident

A part of the collapsed control tower is pictured at the Genoa's port harbour. Credit: Reuters/ Alessando Garofalo

At least three people have been killed and six injured when a container ship rammed a control tower in the northern Italian port of Genoa late last night, according to local media.

Ten more people are still missing after the accident, which destroyed one of the harbour's main control towers, according to the head of the Genoa Port Authority Luigi Merlo. Speaking on local television Mr Merlo said they do not know what caused the collision.

"It is a terrible tragedy. At the moment there is no explanation for the accident."

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