Journalists Caught in Mount Etna Eruption Capture It on Video
At least 10 people were injured in a powerful explosion of Mt. Etna in Sicily, Italy Thursday.
Tourists and journalists from the BBC were among the injured, though that didn't stop them from filming the ordeal.
BBC shared the footage from their journalists on Etna — all of whom are safe and suffering from only minor injuries — in the clip below.
BBC journalist Rachel Price shot the footage, and a lump of hot rock burned a hole through her coat, according to fellow journalist on the scene Rebecca Morelle.
“Boiling rocks and steam” pelted the group, according to Morelle via Twitter.
“Incident could have been worse — explosions like this have killed — but seems minor injuries for now,” she wrote, noting that the volcanologist they were with said it was the most dangerous incident he had experienced in his 30-year career.
Etna has seen several strong eruptions throughout March, spewing hot ash and lava earlier this month.