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Italy lowers death toll in Bologna crash to one

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Italy lowers death toll in Bologna crash to one
A general view of the motorway after an accident caused a large explosion and fire at Borgo Panigale, on the outskirts of Bologna, Italy, August 6, 2018. Italian Firefighters Press Office/Handout via REUTERS   -   Copyright  HANDOUT(Reuters)
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ROME (Reuters) – One person died in a motorway accident near the Italian city of Bologna when a tanker truck exploded, authorities said, revising the death toll down from two as originally reported.

Video of Monday’s incident showed the tanker, which contained inflammable materials, slamming into the back of another lorry which had come to a halt because of heavy traffic near Bologna airport.

The tanker exploded in flames, sending a huge ball of fire and black smoke into the sky.

(Reporting By Gavin Jones; editing by David Stamp)

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