Two die in horror fireball crash after tanker carrying gas bursts into flames

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A tanker burst into flames on an Italian motorway after a crash that left two drivers dead.

The smash took place on the A1 near Fiorenzuola d'Arda in Piacenza, Italy, at around 10.40am this morning.

A tanker carrying gas caught fire in the crash, which also involved a car and a truck, reports say.

Shocking footage shows firefighters dousing the burnt-out tanker with water, with the car and truck also alight in the video.

Black smoke can be seen rising from the burning vehicles and spreading across the A1 – known as the 'Motorway of the Sun' – in the clip.

The drivers of the truck and the tanker reportedly died in the horror smash.

A tanker carrying gas burst into flames after the crash
(Image: Vigili del Fuoco)

Miraculously, two German women inside the car managed to escape before their vehicle caught fire, TgCom24 reports.

It comes after a couple were killed in a boat crash in Italy over the weekend.

Umberto Garzarella, 37, and Greta Nedrotti, 25, died in the collision on Saturday night.

Umberto's body was found on a small boat in the early hours of Sunday morning, while Greta's remains were recovered from the water of Italy's Lake Garda, Italian media reports.

Two German women managed to escape a car involved in the smash before it caught fire
(Image: Vigili del Fuoco)

Two German men, aged 52, are being investigated for manslaughter and failure to provide assistance following the fatal crash.

Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera reports that the men were located after other tourists noticed their docked motorboat was damaged.

Some locals also told the newspaper that the men were seen eating and drinking at a restaurant in Salò, the largest city on the west shore of Lake Garda.

Firefighters doused the vehicles with water as black smoke billowed into the sky
(Image: Vigili del Fuoco)

The tourists underwent blood tests to establish whether they had been drinking before the incident.

They are not in custody, but while the inquiry is ongoing, they are not allowed to leave Italy and return to Germany.

Umberto, who was the owner of a boiler maintenance company, had a passion for boating and owned the small vessel that was involved in the collision.

According to Today, the tourists from Munich told investigators they did not notice anything because it was dark.

Two drivers died in the horror smash, reports say
(Image: Vigili del Fuoco)

One of the two men was also injured in the crash, Brescia Today reports.

The tourists underwent blood tests to establish whether they had been drinking before the incident.

They are not in custody, but while the inquiry is ongoing, they are not allowed to leave Italy and return to Germany.

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