10 injured in lava explosion as on Mount Etna (VIDEO)
- 17.03.2017, 13:00,
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BBC crew members were among 10 people injured when lava flow triggered an explosion as it came into contact with snow on Mount Etna in Sicily on Thursday
Six of the crew were taken to hospitals in Catania and nearby Acireale. Their injuries were not believed to be serious.
The broadcaster’s global science correspondent, Rebecca Morelle, was among the team on the volcano at the time of the eruption, which came from a crater on the south-eastern side of the 3,000-metre peak.
She tweeted: “Lava flow mixed with steam – caused huge explosion – group pelted with boiling rocks and steam.”
Morelle said the blast caused head injuries, burns, cuts and bruises.