At least one tourist has died and another injured after two volcanic explosions rocked the Italian island of Stromboli, north of Sicily, footage from Thursday morning showed.
Firefighting aircraft were dumping water on lava streaming down Mount Stromboli, as tourists and residents were evacuated on boats.
«It was a very strong explosion. We saw a gray-black column of smoke rising. Everything... Еще darkened a bit, we were afraid,» said a Stromboli resident speaking of the volcanic explosions on Wednesday.
According to the reports, the tourist, an Italian, was killed after being hit by falling rocks while hiking with a Brazilian walking partner.
Standing at 924 metres (3,031 feet) high, Stromboli is one of Italy’s three active volcanos.