Massive explosion rips huge hole in highway

Italian police said at least 56 people were injured when a massive explosion ripped a hole in a highway near an airport in northern Italy, The Associated Press reported.

Video and photos from witnesses showed a massive fireball shooting into the air on a highway in the suburbs of Bologna on Tuesday afternoon.

Police said a vehicle accident caused a fire that led to the explosion, and Italian firefighters said a tanker carrying inflammable goods was involved. Traffic was blocked in the area.

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