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Tanker truck explodes after collision with lorry near Bologna airport

August 07,2018 08:21

At least two people have been killed and more than 60 others injured after two trucks collided on a motorway near Bologna airport in northern Italy. A lorry carrying cars collided on a bridge with a tanker lorry containing flammable materials, local ...


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At least two killed and dozens injured in Italy after blast spreads fire and debris

At least two people have been killed and more than 60 others injured after two trucks collided on a motorway near Bologna airport in northern Italy.
A lorry carrying cars collided on a bridge with a tanker lorry containing flammable materials, local reports said.
The blast, which engulfed the area with flames and black smoke and caused a bridge to partially collapse, occurred near Borgo Panigale to the west of the city, the Italian fire service tweeted.
Italian media reported that many of the injured were hit by debris and glass after the explosion.
Firefighters have since extinguished the blaze, a spokesman said, adding that efforts were under way to ascertain the cause of the explosion and the number of victims.
A video published on Twitter by the fire service showed a huge column of black smoke billowing from the wreckage of the truck on the city’s ring road.
Images released earlier by the fire service showed burning cars in an adjacent car park.

Italy,Europe,World news,Road transport

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