The victims of the Genoa bridge collapse

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RIP: Roberto Robbiano and his wife Ersilia Piccinino, pictured on their 2014 wedding day

A young family on holiday, a chef from Chile and two workers crushed by falling debris have been named among the victims of the motorway bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy.Some 39 people lost their lives when the Morandi Bridge gave way, the Prefecture of Genoa has said. Three are believed to be children. The search for survivors is still going on, and teams are working to recover the bodies of those killed.Here are details of some of the victims named so far.
The family en route to a beach holiday
Computer technician Roberto Robbiano, 45, and his wife Ersilia Piccinino, 41, came from Voltri in Genoa province.Their car plummeted 45m (148ft) when the bridge came down, and they died along with their son, Samuele. The young boy, aged seven or eight, was among the first victims to be recovered.The family were travelling to Sardinia via the port of Genoa, their car full of luggage and beach toys.
Ersilia and Roberto were going on holiday with their son, Samuele
Hours before setting off, Mr Robbiano had posted a picture of Sardinia from above on his Facebook wall, excited to spend a few days by the sea.Firefighters found the crumpled wreck of their car under the remains of a huge concrete beam. Italian reports say rescuers working there heard one of the adults' mobile phones ring. The caller was listed as "mamma".
The workers buried by a concrete avalanche
Mirko Vicini, 31, who worked for waste management company Amiu, was just below the viaduct when the bridge collapsed, sending down huge chunks of asphalt, pylons and reinforced concrete.
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The Morandi motorway bridge pictured the day after a section collapsed, killing more than 30 people
A third man, Alessandro Campora, who worked for maintenance company Aster, is still missing.
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Amiu company director Tiziana Merlino expressed her condolences, saying: "The damage is inestimable, but nothing compared to the pain for the lives lost."
The amateur footballer, father to a young son
Andrea Cerulli, a keen amateur footballer, was killed on his way to work.
His team, Genoa Club Portuali Voltri, confirmed his death in a tribute posted to their Facebook page. Posting a picture of the player with his toddler son on his shoulders, the club said it was "rallying round the family of Andrea, our associate, our friend, our colleague, a victim of the Ponte Morandi [Morandi Bridge] tragedy. Goodbye, Andre".
Andrea Cerulli's football club sent love and support to his family in a Facebook post
The 35-year-old whose family searched in vain
Luigi Matti Altadonna, 35, was first listed as missing in the aftermath of the collapse. He had been driving over the stricken bridge in his work van.Before the worst was known, his family launched a desperate search on social media. Rescuers were unable to save him, and Mr Altadonna was later identified in the morgue at San Martino hospital.His father Giuseppe told reporters: "My son was here to work. He was only 35, and had four children."Mr Altadonna was originally from Borghetto municipality, but was a long-time resident of Genoa.The mayor of Borghetto, Giancarlo Canepa, offered condolences to his family on the authority's Facebook page, writing: "The municipal administration joins the pain of Giovanni, a model citizen and an exemplary volunteer of the Civil Protection Section of Borghetto, for the loss of his dear nephew in the terrible tragedy of Genoa".
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The same account later posted pictures of flags at half-mast.
The young woman who asked, 'How can I not celebrate life'?
Elisa Bozzo, 34, from the Busalla municipality north of Genoa, wrote on her Facebook page, "How can I not celebrate life!!"On Tuesday, concerned friends used the site to appeal for help in finding her. Loredana Cicala posted pictures of the missing woman, who called herself "La Ely", writing: "We are looking for Elisa Bozzo, La Ely, who works in Pegli and has not been reachable since 11.21." She added that Ms Bozzo was travelling in a black Opel car.Her body was found beneath the rubble late on Tuesday evening, Italian newspaper Il Messaggero said.
Elisa Bozzo's friends appealed for sightings of her on Facebook
Ms Bozzo's Facebook page has now been turned into a memorial account. One comment under a 3 August picture of her reads simply: "I hope to find you in a better world."
Three Chileans who made their homes in Italy
Chef Juan Carlos Pastenes, 64, was originally from Santiago but had lived in Italy for more than three decades. He died alongside his wife, Nora Rivera, 47, and their friend, fellow Chilean Juan Figueroa, 60.
The doctor and nurse couple
Sicilian Marta Danisi, 29, from Sant'Agata di Militello, had recently started work as a nurse at a hospital in Alessandria, in northern Italy. Her fiance Alberto Fanfani, 32, from Florence, was an anaesthesiologist. They were in the same car when the viaduct gave way.The Mayor of Sant'Agata di Militello, Bruno Mancuso, announced a day of mourning on Facebook."I am shocked and saddened by the terrible tragedy that struck one of our fellow citizens, the young Marta Danisi, who died as a result of the collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa," he wrote. "The same fate befell her fiance, who was in the car with her. On behalf of the whole community, I express my deepest sorrow and closeness to her family members for this great pain, and the unfillable emptiness that has struck them."
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