[WATCH] Etna eruption leaves ten injured

A BBC crew was among the tourists visiting the volcano at the time

Mount Etna (Photo:Twitter)
Mount Etna (Photo:Twitter)

At least 10 people have been injured after a number of tourists were caught up in an eruption at Mount Etna in Sicily. A BBC crew was among the tourists visiting the volcano. Six people are reported to have been taken to nearby hospitals in Catania and Acireale.

BBC science correspondent Rebecca Morelle, who was caught up in the eruption, said in a series of tweets that some in the group had sustained head injuries, burns, cuts and bruises after boiling rocks and steam were released from the volcano.

Morelle said that a volcanologist at the scene told her it was the most dangerous incident he had experienced in his 30-year-career.

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