Two people have been killed and 13 injured when a gas station exploded near Rome on Wednesday, reports AFP.
One of the firefighters died, as did a wounded civilian, "the fire department said in a tweet on its Twitter account. Salaria is about 30 km north-east of Rome.
"Seven firefighters were injured in the explosion of a gas station in Salaria, and there are eight more injured," the statement said.
The explosion occurred when a fuel tank emptied its cargo in the tank of the station.