Mount Etna erupting, 15 March

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The volcano has burst into life previously three weeks, spewing lava into the air

A BBC group and a variety of vacationers have suffered minor accidents after being caught up in an incident on the erupting volcano Mount Etna in Sicily.

“Many injured – some head accidents, burns, cuts and bruises,” tweeted BBC science reporter Rebecca Morelle.

Lava stream combined with steam had brought about an enormous explosion, which pelted the group with boiling rocks and steam, she mentioned.

She mentioned about eight individuals had been injured, with some evacuated from the mountain by rescue groups.

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“Bbc group all okay – some cuts/ bruises and burns. Very shaken although – it was extraordinarily scary,” she tweeted.

The BBC reporter mentioned a volcanologist on the scene mentioned it was essentially the most harmful incident he had skilled in his 30-year-career.

She mentioned a 78-year-old girl had been very near the blast, however had acquired away safely.

The volcano spewed lava up into the sky within the early hours of Thursday morning, for the third time in three weeks.

It is the primary eruption for greater than a yr.