Genoa — Italy’s populist government intensified its attacks on the bridge operator it blames for the viaduct collapse that killed dozens of people in Genoa. Rescuers picked through the rubble on Thursday on the third day of desperate efforts to find survivors. Anger is mounting over the tragedy and the structural problems that have dogged the decades-old Morandi bridge, which buckled without warning on Tuesday, sending about 35 cars and several trucks plunging 45m on to railway tracks below along with huge concrete slabs. The government has accused infrastructure giant Autostrade per l’Italia of failing to invest in sufficient maintenance — a claim the company denies — and said it would seek to revoke its lucrative contracts. Shares in Atlantia, the holding company of Autostrade, slumped more than 21% on Thursday in the wake of the barrage of criticism. Interior minister Matteo Salvini demanded that the company offer up to €500m to help families and local government deal with the af...

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