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Monday 5 December 2016

Rome airport damaged in fire

Rome's main Fiumicino airport was gradually reopening yesterday after a fire badly damaged the main international terminal building and forced the cancellation of dozens of flights, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded.

The airport, Italy's busiest, was shut down when the blaze started in Terminal 3.

Travellers experienced long delays.

The fire, which one official called "very violent", sent thick clouds of smoke billowing out of the building.

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