3 dead, 70 injured in huge explosion near Italian airport

An explosion sent an enormous fireball into the sky near the Bologna Airport in Italy, killing 3 and injuring dozens.

Gary Willig ,

Italian airplane (archive)
Italian airplane (archive)

A large explosion occurred near the Bologna Airport in Italy Monday afternoon, killing three people and injuring about 7.

Video footage posted to social media showed a massive fireball and smoke plume rising from the scene of the explosion.

The explosion occurred on the freeway close to the airport. The blast was reportedly the result of a large collision involving two trucks.