'Explosions' heard near Florence airport as pictures show huge plume of smoke rising over Italian city

EXPLOSIONS were heard near an airport in the Italian city of Florence, locals have claimed.

Footage from near the site shows a plume of smoke billowing from a nearby building believed to be an airport.

One local reported to live near the airport posted to Twitter that he heard "various explosions" in the Piagge area of the city.

In his video, a red plume of smoke can be seen burning away in the distance.

There has been no official confirmation of the reported blast.

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