Smoke billows in the area where an explosion occurred in a petrol station in Borgo Quinzio, near Rieti, Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. Italian news reports say an explosion at a gas station has killed two people and injured several others. Rieti police chief Antonio Mannoni tells ANSA news agency that 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. (Emiliano Grillotti/ANSA via AP)

Reports: Gas station blast north of Rome kills 2

December 05, 2018 - 3:29 pm
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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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