Video Captures Massive Explosion In Italy; At Least 2 Dead, 60 Injured

Lamar Ellis
August 8, 2018

The bridge partly collapsed and fire spread to a auto park below, where several more vehicles exploded.

The Italian news agency ANSA reported the truck was carrying liquefied petroleum gas but officials said they could not confirm that.

It was an accident, but two people have died.

The explosion reportedly came after a traffic accident.

The clip shows a huge part of the motorway overpass caved in after an explosion caused a fire to break out in the Italian city.

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

Traffic cameras caught the tanker truck carrying flammable materials as it hit the truck in front of it, and caught fire.

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Italian media reports that some people were injured by glass flying from windows shattered by the force of the explosion.

"Maybe it was a moment of distraction or a wave of sleepiness" that caused Anziolin to rear-end the truck, Bologna prosecutor Giuseppe Amato told Italy's RAI radio.

Reuters Scores of people have been injured in the blast. TV images hours after the flames were doused showed the burned-out skeletons of hulking tractor trailers.

A huge gaping hole could be seen in the raised highway next to the tanker as the fire raged.

Firefighters have extinguished the blaze and begun to investigate why it happened.

Italian firefighters tweeted that they had sent multiple rescue and emergency squads, including one from their urban search and rescue team. The interchange connects two highways linking northern Italy with the Adriatic coast.

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