Volcano On Small Italian Island Of Stromboli Unexpectedly Erupts, Killing One

By Staff Reporter - 25 Jul '19 02:24AM
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A volcano on the Italian island of Stromboli erupted Wednesday, releasing hot trapped magma in a powerful explosion, killing one person and covering the popular tourist destination in ash, local officials said. The Italian news agency ANSA says eruptions on the Sicilian island, which is south of Italy, sent about 30 tourists jumping into the sea for safety.

The man killed was a 35-year-old from Messina in Sicily who was walking with a Brazilian companion, Italian news agency RAI reported.  The unexpected eruption started fires on the western side of the small Mediterranean island. Fire crews were called in from nearby locations.

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