Journalists Caught in Mount Etna Eruption Capture It on Video

VIDEO See the latest eruptions at Etna Europe's most active volcano

The BBC reports Mount Etna is Europe's tallest active volcano, and they said it spewed lava into the sky Thursday morning, marking the third such event in three weeks.

Amongst those hurt near the summit of Etna on the island of Sicily were members of a television crew filming for the BBC.

On Twitter, the BBC's Morelle said: "Caught up in incident at Mount Etna - BBC crew & tourists caught up in huge explosion - caused injuries and evacuation from scene". The short clip shows people running to shelter in a bus as boiling rocks rain down. "Volcanologist said most unsafe incident experience in his 30 year career", she continued on Twitter. Kiss added that her guide told her the lava was around 1,000 degrees Celsius (1,800 Fahrenheit).

Volcanologist Boris Behncke, part of the expedition, also received minor injuries to his head during what he described as a "violent explosion".




At least 10 people were injured in a volcanic explosion in Italy.

Morelle said all those involved in the eruption were "okay" and had been brought of the mountain safely by an "excellent rescue team".

But as the BBC's Morelle observed on Twitter, Thursday's event served as a "reminder of how risky and unpredictable volcanoes can be". Here's NewsCamerawoman with the massive hole a lump of rock burnt through her coat. pic.twitter.com/GVSyj3Sa9A- Rebecca Morelle (BBCMorelle) March 16, 2017 Ten people suffered injuries as a result of the eruption. The south-eastern crater started a new lava stream on Wednesday. Red hot lava can be seen flowing from Mount Etna while the surrounding snow had been edited to a blue colour to distinguish from the clouds.

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