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Several injured as tourists, BBC crew caught in eruption on Mount Etna

Roberto Lo Savio/iStock/Thinkstock(ROME, Italy) -- Tourists and reporters were caught in an eruption on Italy's Mount Etna on Thursday.

BBC science reporter Rebecca Morelle tweeted about the incident, saying that her group had been "pelted by rocks" and had to dodge "burning boulders and boiling steam." She said about eight people were hurt and some had to be evacuated by rescue teams.


BBC News reports that lava flow mixed with steam to cause the explosion.



Mount Etna is among the more active volcanoes in the world.


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