Explosion sends fireball into sky near Italian airport leaving at least 2 dead

A fireball was sent feet into the air near the airport in Bologna, Italy, Monday. Police told The Daily Star that the plume of fire was caused by an accident between a tanker carrying gas and a vehicle carrier that was hauling vans. The highway has partially collapsed. Between 60 and 70 people have been hurt and at least two people have died, Metro reported.

Emergency workers near the crash were enveloped by one of the explosions. There is no official word on their condition but are feared to be badly injured or dead.


Cars caught fire under the highway at a Peugeot dealership, Metro reported.


Drivers have been warned that it could be difficult to see because of the smoke from the blast. The road has been closed in both directions, The Daily Star reported.

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