Two dead in petrol station blast near Rome
ROME: Two people were killed and at least 10 injured in an explosion at a petrol station northeast of Rome on Wednesday, firefighters and police said.
The blast occurred when a tanker truck carrying flammable liquid was refuelling at the petrol station on the Salaria highway 30 km outside the capital, according to Italian media.
“A firefighter died, as did a civilian,” the firefighters tweeted.
Antonio Mannoni, head of police in Rieti — the closest city to the petrol station — said 10 people were injured, two seriously.