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Highway Crash in Northern Italy Kills 6 When Tanker Ignites

Highway Crash in Northern Italy Kills 6 When Tanker Ignites

Tuesday, 02 January 2018 12:38 PM

ROME (AP) — Italian news reports say a fiery highway crash in northern Italy has killed six people.

RAI state TV quoted firefighters in Brescia as saying that five of the dead, including two children, were in a car, and the sixth victim was a truck driver.

RAI said A21 highway traffic had already slowed to a crawl because of an earlier accident Tuesday when a truck loaded with sand struck the car in front of it, which in turn slammed into a tanker truck whose flammable liquid cargo caught fire.

Authorities didn't immediately identify the liquid.

Firefighters were on the highway about 1.5 kilometers (nearly a mile) north of the crash site dealing with the earlier accident when the tanker truck caught fire. Thick, dark smoke was visible for miles.

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Italian news reports say a fiery highway crash in northern Italy has killed six people.RAI state TV quoted firefighters in Brescia as saying that five of the dead, including two children, were in a car, and the sixth victim was a truck driver.RAI said A21 highway traffic...
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