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Bologna crash: Tanker truck fireball kills two and injures dozens

06 August 2018

A major explosion on a highway in Bologna, Italy, has left at least one dead and up to 70 people injured, the Associated Press reports.

An enormous explosion in Bologna, Italy, has caused part of the highway to collapse, leaving a massive crater where once there was road, a video from the epicenter of the blast reveals.

At least two people was killed and more than 60 were injured, according to local media.

Police say there has been an accident on the motorway close to the airport.

Photos on social media showed a huge ball of fire and black smoke billowing into the sky at the scene of the crash.

A lorry carrying cars reportedly collided with a tanker containing flammable materials.

Firefighters have since put out the blaze, a spokesman said, adding that efforts were under way to ascertain the cause of the explosion and the precise number of victims.

Italian media reported that numerous injured were hit by debris and shattered glass after the explosion.

Google Maps/HuffPost UK The explosion took place in the northern Italian city of Bologna on Monday.

Bologna crash: Tanker truck fireball kills two and injures dozens