A video shows the moment of the eruption and the rain of stones that fell on the wounded.
A loud rumble and, just seconds later, a shower of stones. A camera recorded the moment of the sudden explosion of Etna that surprised this Thursday to several people. The volcano of Sicily (southern Italy) already erupted a couple of weeks ago without putting at risk the nearby populations.
But this time it did, at least, cause a fright. A group of vulcanologists and journalists from the British BBC were near one of the craters at 2,700 meters. When it came into contact with the snow, the lava caused a great mass of water vapor that would be responsible for the violent explosion. Although ten people were injured and six were transferred to a hospital, none are serious according to authorities.