Thursday 16 August 2018

VIDEO: Shocking footage reveals moment volcano blasted sightseeing boat

Harrowing video shows the moment a volcanic explosion caused molten rock to barrel through the roof of a sightseeing boat off Hawaii, injuring 23 people.

Coast Guard officials have stopped tour operators getting up close to where Kilauea volcano's lava oozes into the sea following Monday's incident that saw 12 people taken to hospital.

A woman in her 20s was transported to Honolulu in serious condition with a broken thigh bone, while the other injured people were treated for minor burns and scrapes.

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