1 dead, dozens injured after road accident causes explosion near Italy's Bologna

Huge Explosion Near Italy's Bologna Airport Triggered By Road Accident

Police closed off the road where the crash took place as well as the surrounding area of Borgo Panigale, on the outskirts of the city of Bologna.

Giovanni Carella, a city official, said the vehicle was probably carrying liquefied gas.

Bologna is an important agricultural, industrial, financial and transport hub, and is one of the most wealthy cities in Italy.

One report said the explosion was caused by a crash of a tanker carrying flammable liquid.

Images released by police show the tanker ploughing into the back of the lorry that had come to a stop in motorway traffic.

The tanker caught fire and then exploded, shooting a fireball across the raised highway's eight lanes and collapsing part of it.

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Police said in a statement on Twitter: "Due to an accident on the highway, an explosion occurred resulting in a fire at Via Marco Emilio Lepido". Videos show flames shooting up in the air after the explosion, replaced later by a thick black cloud of smoke.

Terrified residents reported their houses "shook" at around 12.50pm, as shattered glass led to a number of injuries.

Firefighters said the flames were extinguished several hours after the explosion, ANSA reported.

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said more than 100 firefighters had responded to the fiery accident, and the prosecutor has opened an inquiry.

A firefighter walks at the site where a tanker truck exploded on a motorway just outside Bologna, northern Italy, on August 6, 2018.

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