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Mount Etna explodes showering BBC crew with rocks and magma

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By Christopher Cummins  with Agencies
Mount Etna explodes showering BBC crew with rocks and magma

<p>A <span class="caps">BBC</span> camera crew captured the exact moment <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Etna">Mount Etna</a> exploded, as they filmed at Etna’s summit on the island of Sicily.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Dramatic <span class="caps">BBC</span> video shows an explosion on Mount Etna that showered spectators with hot rocks and debris, injuring 10. <a href="https://t.co/phLvy3N4Qq">https://t.co/phLvy3N4Qq</a> <a href="https://t.co/hF5riCiB9D">pic.twitter.com/hF5riCiB9D</a></p>— The Union-Tribune (@sdut) <a href="https://twitter.com/sdut/status/842459486560370694">March 16, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>As the volcano spewed out rocks and magma the <span class="caps">BBC</span> crew and tourists visiting the site ran for cover.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Back at hotel now after Etna explosion. Here's <a href="https://twitter.com/NewsCamerawoman"><code>NewsCamerawoman</a> with the massive hole a lump of rock burnt through her coat. <a href="https://t.co/GVSyj3Sa9A">pic.twitter.com/GVSyj3Sa9A</a></p>&mdash; Rebecca Morelle (</code>BBCMorelle) <a href="https://twitter.com/BBCMorelle/status/842414132087398400">March 16, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Ten people suffered injuries as a result of the eruption.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The moment of the Etna explosion – filmed by <a href="https://twitter.com/NewsCamerawoman"><code>NewsCamerawoman</a> - she, <a href="https://twitter.com/alisonfrancis"></code>alisonfrancis</a> & I <span class="caps">VERY</span> relieved to be safe.<br /> <a href="https://t.co/YewpahruyW">https://t.co/YewpahruyW</a></p>— Rebecca Morelle (@BBCMorelle) <a href="https://twitter.com/BBCMorelle/status/842417958240559104">March 16, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Pippa Mazzaglia is an Etna guide who caught got up in the eruption:<br /> “We were up with a group of twenty people and suddenly there was a small <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phreatic_eruption">phreatic explosion</a>. Lava flow hit some snow and the contrast between cold and hot generated this explosion.”</p> <p>Those injured suffered head injuries cuts, burns and bruises.</p>