A huge bomb has devastated Bologna railway station, killing at least 75 people.

The device exploded at 1025 local time (0825 GMT) in the air-conditioned waiting room, which was crowded with people trying to escape the heat.

Most of the victims of the blast were Italian, but it is believed some foreign tourists were among the dead. More than 200 people were also injured.

A neo-fascist group rang a Rome newspaper three hours after the attack to say it planted the bomb, but similar claims have also been made by the far-left Red Brigade.

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