Mount Etna eruption leaves journalists, tourists injured

The eruption of Mount Etna, an active volcano on the east coast of Sicily, sent boiling hot rocks shooting through the air.
1:42 | 03/17/17

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Now to those terrifying moments on one of the world's most active volcanoes Italy's Mount Etna erupting. Injuring tourists journalists and a scientist our chief foreign correspondent Terry Moran has the latest. This morning Mount Etna is quiet but it's a group of tourists and a BBC news crew discovered in an instant everything can change. Molten rock and boulders shooting hundreds of the air. The BBC crew dropping their camera to the ground people. Fleeing as the superheated debris rains down and it dense cloud of Stephen gulf stream flow. As their pelted with rocks from the eruption they scrambled for the safety of the mountain vehicle on windows they are shattered. Ten people injured three hospitalized all were badly shaken wow that was a close call we spoke with the BBCs would. Come around on me that was once more exploration sending a claim of whites seem often Vieira lethal that incident straighten and second place. It was the second huge inflation sending. Boy they were rocks folded. Thing he muffins there. So there was a moment when you thought you were going to die Barack that there is it okay no way that huge expansion into anything pulled up. Might be a. Not act as one of the world's most active volcanoes has been erupting for the past two days a spectacle visible from space. Italian authorities have closed down that area the mountain with good reason you know thousands of tourists go about it that every year it usually. It's a pretty cool vacation memory but. Not this time George why not okay Terry thanks for him.

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