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MILAN (CBSMiami) — Police in Italy say at least two people have died in a massive explosion on a highway near the northern city of Bologna that collapsed part of a raised highway.

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(Courtesy: Italian State Police)

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Police also said in a statement Monday that between 60 and 70 people were injured, some with serious burns, when a tanker truck carrying explosive materials was in a traffic accident.

The news agency ANSA said the tanker was carrying liquefied petroleum gas. The explosion sent flames soaring into the air.

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Some people were reportedly hit by flying glass as windows shattered in nearby buildings.