A huge explosion caused by a tanker truck colliding with another vehicle has claimed at least two lives and injured 70 people, some of them bearing serious burns. The explosion occurred on a busy motorway near Bologna Airport in Italy.
People in the area quickly uploaded both photos and videos on social media that showed a huge fireball and thick smoke around the area of the accident. The force of the explosion was so strong that the blast could be felt inside the airport’s terminal and collapsed the bridge where the explosion happened.
CCTV footage shows the moment a gas tanker smashing into the rear of another vehicle before exploding. Other videos show the explosion from other angles as well as people scampering for safety down the road.
Police have closed off the motorway as well as the surrounding area of the crash which is located in Borgo Panigale at the outskirts of Bologna.
Tweets from Italian firefighters announced that multiple search and rescue teams have been sent out. Reports say that some of the injuries were caused by flying glass from nearby windows that had burst from the force of the blast.
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Considering how busy the motorway was when the accident happened and the scale of the explosion, it’s a minor miracle that only two people were killed.
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