WATCH: Mount Etna volcano explodes; sends BBC crew running for their lives

Molten lava and smoke injured at least 10 people during the untoward incident.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published: March 18, 2017 10:01 pm
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Trying to get a better look at the Mount Etna volcano, journalists and scientists had gathered to capture unseen pictures and footage of Europe’s most active volcano. However, a sudden explosion took everyone by shock and people had to run for their lives. Molten lava and smoke injured at least 10 people during the untoward incident.

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The volcano had been active for two days and had been making for a splendid view with the lava and ash spouting out from its tip. Watch this video posted just before the volcanic eruption:

A BBC news crew, who had come to do a story on volcano monitoring, got stuck at the location after capturing the dramatic moment, and a journalist took to Twitter to narrate the incident. Calling it a “very lucky escape”, she posted a series of tweets. Read her tweets here:

 

Watch the video here.

 

Terrifying, isn’t it?

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