Two dead in petrol sta­tion blast near Rome

Times of Oman - - OMAN/WORLD -

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.

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