Family die after falling into volcanic crater in Italy

The tragedy occurred at the crater of Solfatara di Pozzuoli near Naples
The tragedy occurred at the crater of Solfatara di Pozzuoli near Naples
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13 September, 2017

After entering a prohibited area, an 11-year-old boy fell into a volcanic crater at Solfatara near Naples, Italy, on Tuesday, and when his parents came to the rescue, they also fell into the collapsing crater.

One of the children is believed to have fallen into the Solfatara crater at Pozzuoli and their mother, 42, and father, 45, went to help.

The family's 7-year-old son ran for helped and did not fall into the crater, The Guardian stated.

It's not known if the boy lost consciousness because of the fumes or if the quicksand pulled him in.

Authorities said it wasn't immediately clear if the family was overcome by gases or molten lava in the area, The Associated Press reported. "We are still trying to understand what happened". I did not imagine what I would see.

The dormant Solfatara, which last erupted in 1198, has a shallow crater and emits steam with sulphurous fumes.

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"The area was fenced". A tragedy, they pulled out two bodies, then pulled us away.

"I've been here for a long time and such a mischance has never happened", Armando Guerriero, proprietor of a bar situated close to the passage to the spring of gushing lava, told the ANSA news office.

The Campi Flegrei is an area with more than 30 volcanic craters, whose possible eruptions worry scientists.

Its name comes from Latin term, Sulpha terra, or "land of sulfur", or "sulfur earth".

The Independent reported that the volcanic crater is in the Phlegraen Fields and that the fields are scorching hot only a few inches below the surface.


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