Published: Thu, August 09, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Caught on camera: massive explosions on highway leave 2 dead many injured

Caught on camera: massive explosions on highway leave 2 dead many injured

Italian prosecutors said the tanker was filled with liquefied petroleum gas, otherwise known as propane, used as a fuel in heaters, cooking equipment and vehicles.

Italian media said a truck carrying cars collided on a bridge with another tanker truck containing explosive materials.

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

The massive explosion and shock wave were also captured on cell phone video by at least one driver who was stopped to avoid the accident.

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"Due to the explosion of trucks on the road near the Italian airport of Bologna rose in the sky ball of fire", - stated in the message.

Explosion: CCTV footage shows the moment the petrol tanker exploded, collapsing a part of the motorway bridge near Bologna airport, Italy.

One person has been confirmed dead and there are at least 100 injured, according to Bologna newspaper Il Resto del Carlino on Tuesday morning.

"More than 60 people were injured. some seriously", Deputy Prime Minister Luigi di Maio wrote on Twitter.

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The windows of many houses in the area are reported to have shattered.

Italian police posted a video showing the damage down to the bridge after the blast, showing a crater in the road.

Bologna is in northern Italy, and is located some 374 kilometres from Rome, the capital.

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

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