A BBC film crew had a lucky escape recently when Italy’s Mount Etna suddenly erupted while they were working close to the crater.
The crew, along with dozens of tourists who were also on the volcano in Sicily when it went off, had to run for their lives. Camera operator Rachel Price kept the video rolling throughout the ordeal, capturing some hair-raising footage (below) in the process.
With scalding hot rocks raining down on everyone as they fled, it’s no surprise there were some injuries, though fortunately no one was killed in the incident.
In a report describing the terrifying experience, BBC science correspondent Rebecca Morelle said, “I truly thought that we were going to die.”