Tourist killed as volcano erupts on Sicily’s Stromboli Island

Hikers jump into the Mediterranean for safety after two powerful eruptions rain down fire and molten lava

By AFP |
Smoke rises from the Stromboli island during an eruptive activity of the volcano off the Sicilian coast of Messina, southern Italy on Feb. 28, 2007. (AP Photo/Francesco Saya)

ROME, Italy — A volcano on the Italian island of Stromboli erupted dramatically on Wednesday, killing a hiker and sending tourists fleeing into the sea.

The volcano is known to be active but on Wednesday there were two particularly powerful explosions.

“Unfortunately one man is dead, there are a few injured, but none seriously,” emergency worker Calogero Foti told RAI television. Hikers jump into the Mediterranean for safety after two powerful eruptions rain down fire and molten lava

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