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BBC team among injured in Etna volcano drama

BBC team among injured in Etna volcano dramaTen people were injured by flying rock and lava after Mount Etna, Europe’s biggest active volcano, burst into life on Thursday, according to a BBC journalist and others caught up in a terrifying drama on the upper slopes. The 10 suffered minor burns, cuts and bruises and six were hospitalised. German volcanologist Boris Behncke described on his Facebook page how the explosion was triggered by a build-up of steam after molten lava overran a layer of snow.



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10 injured by volcanic explosion on Italy's Mount Etna

10 injured by volcanic explosion on Italy's Mount EtnaMILAN (AP) — Sicily's Mount Etna volcano unleashed an explosion Thursday, hurling molten rocks and steam that rained down on tourists, journalists and a scientist who scrambled to escape the barrage. Ten people were reported injured.



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Mount Etna lava show lights up Sicilian sky

Mount Etna lava show lights up Sicilian skyBright lava lit up the night sky on the Italian island of Sicily on Monday as Mount Etna erupted for the first time this year. The volcano, one of the most active in the world, has been largely dormant for the last two years, but it sprung to life with bright orange lava spewing out high over the Mediterranean Island, eventually easing off by Tuesday morning. Catania airport, situated within 31 miles of the volcano, remained open, but authorities were tracking the movements of the ash cloud.



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Mount Etna Spews Lava Overnight

Mount Etna Spews Lava OvernightThe stratovolcano erupted Monday night.



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Bright lava lights up Sicilian sky as Mount Etna erupts

Bright lava lights up Sicilian sky as Mount Etna eruptsROME (Reuters) – Bright lava lit up the night sky on the Italian island of Sicily on Monday as Mount Etna erupted for the first time this year. The volcano, one of the most active in the world, has been largely dormant for the last two years, but it sprung to life with bright orange lava spewing out high over the Mediterranean Island, eventually easing off by Tuesday morning. Catania airport, situated within 50 km (31 miles) of the volcano, remained open, but authorities were tracking the movements of the ash cloud. …



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