A BBC camera crew captured the exact moment Mount Etna exploded, as they filmed at Etna’s summit on the island of Sicily.
— The Union-Tribune (@sdut) March 16, 2017
As the volcano spewed out rocks and magma the BBC crew and tourists visiting the site ran for cover.
Ten people suffered injuries as a result of the eruption.
— Rebecca Morelle (@BBCMorelle) March 16, 2017
Pippa Mazzaglia is an Etna guide who caught got up in the eruption:
“We were up with a group of twenty people and suddenly there was a small phreatic explosion. Lava flow hit some snow and the contrast between cold and hot generated this explosion.”
Those injured suffered head injuries cuts, burns and bruises.