Reports: Gas station blast north of Rome kills 2

2 years 1 month 2 weeks ago Wednesday, December 05 2018 Dec 5, 2018 December 05, 2018 10:49 AM December 05, 2018 in News

ROME (AP) - Italian news reports say an explosion at a gas station has killed two people and injured several others.

Rieti police chief Antonio Mannoni tells the ANSA news agency the incident occurred Wednesday as a fuel tanker was offloading fuel at the service station. Fire crews were responding to an initial blaze when a huge explosion rattled the area.

The blast occurred along the Salaria state road, one of the main highways north of Rome.

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