Watch: Dozens run for their lives as Mount Etna erupts

On Thursday of last week, a BBC camera crew and a group of tourists ran for their lives as Italy’s Mount Etna erupted. The camera crew was able to record the dramatic escape and moments of panic when the volcano erupted.
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A group of tourists and a BBC camera crew were in the wrong place at the wrong time on Thursday when Italy’s Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe, erupted. The tourists and camera crew made a dramatic escape from the scene. The camera crew was able to record the escape and panic when the volcano blew.

While they were surrounded by hot steam and trying to avoid burning boulders that were flying everywhere, the tourists ran toward a rescue vehicle that evacuated them to a space place. According to the Italian news agency Ansa, dozens of people were slightly injured.

Mount Etna, Thursday Photo Credit: CNN/Channel 2 News

Researchers stated that Mount Etna, which is located on the island of Sicily, has been very active over the past weeks. “Running down a mountain pelted by rocks, dodging burning boulders and boiling steam -- not an experience I ever ever want to repeat,” wrote Rebecca Morelle, the BBC's global science correspondent, on Twitter.  

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