There has been a tanker explosion in Bologna, Italy. The explosion occured on the side of the road close to the airport.
The explosion occured around 12.50pm on Monday.
Witnesses and local reports suggest that a lorry carrying other cars was involved in the crash.
A picture from the scene shows cars at a Peugeot dealership in flames along with a flyover running alongside the business.
Firefighters are currently battling the flames at the scene on the bypass in Borgo Panigale, according to local reports.
Ambulance crews and a police helicopter are also in attendance
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.
“Circulation compromised, not only on the motorway, but also in the Borgo Panigale area.”
The cause of the explosion is not yet known.
Bologna is the lively, historic capital of the Emilia-Romagna region, in northern Italy.
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