2 dead, up to 70 injured in Italy road explosion

Posted at 5:12 PM, Aug 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-06 18:12:02-04

MILAN (AP) – Police in Italy say two people have died in the explosion on a highway near the northern city of Bologna that collapsed part of a raised highway.

Police also said in a statement Monday that between 60 and 70 people were injured, some with serious burns, when a tanker truck carrying explosive materials was in a traffic accident.

The news agency ANSA said the tanker was carrying liquefied petroleum gas. The explosion sent flames soaring into the air.

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