CCTV captures moment tanker truck explodes in Italy

CCTV footage shows the petrol tanker driving straight into the vehicles in front at high speed, immediately catching fire on the motorway bridge near Bologna airport, Italy.

Some time later, when surrounding unharmed vehicles have been evacuated from the motorway bridge, the burning vehicles cause an almighty explosion. Police have named the deceased as the tanker’s 41-year-old driver, and has said 70 people were injured, some with serious burns.

This is the shocking moment a petrol tanker slammed into the back of a truck on a highway near the Bologna airport in Italy on Monday, causing a huge explosion which killed at least one person and put dozens in hospital.

CCTV footage shows the petrol tanker driving straight into the vehicles in front at high speed, immediately catching fire.

Some time later, when surrounding unharmed vehicles have been evacuated from the motorway bridge, the burning trucks cause an almighty explosion.

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