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Film Crew And Tourists Caught In The Middle Of A Hectic Volcanic Eruption [Video]

Story from: 2oceansvibe.com

A volcano erupting must be one hell of a sight, but most of us would prefer to watch it from a safe distance.

A BBC film crew documenting the active Mount Etna in Sicily weren’t afforded that luxury, and together with tourists they witnessed first-hand just how temperamental Mother Nature can be.

Volcanic rock and ash left around 10 people injured, the reaction of the magma coming into contact with snow causing an explosion.

Here’s the moment it all went off the rails:

One of the journalists present:

And this from NewsAU:

Mount Etna has been active for the past two days, creating a visual spectacle as it spews lava and ash into the air.

A new lava flow started from the southeastern crater on Wednesday…

The president of the Italian Alpine Club chapter in Catania, Umberto Marino, was travelling up the volcano when injured people started running in his direction.

“The material thrown into the air fell back down, striking the heads and bodies of people who were closest,” Mr Marino was quoted by the Catania Today website as saying.

At least they have a pretty epic story to tell when the dust finally settles.

[sources:bbc&newsau]

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