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Stromboli volcano eruption: Kiwi group’s lucky escape in Italy


A group of Kiwis were struggling to free their boat’s anchor from rocks when an “enormous boom” alerted them to a volcanic eruption unfolding before their eyes.

Mt Stromboli is dotted with three active caters at its peak and has been in a state of near eruption for centuries, often spitting glowing molten rock into the sky.

But on July 3, it erupted in a blast that killed a hiker and sent a great big plume of smoke towering above the Tyrrhenian Sea.

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