Lava bomb Explosion injures 23 on boat

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Lava bomb from Hawaii volcano injures 23 on boat – Thirteen of them required hospitalization and the rest were treated at a harbor when the boat engaged in a “lava tour” returned to the Big Island, also known as Hawaii. Lava flowing into the Pacific is a spectacular sight, producing a foggy haze known in Hawaii as “laze.” One woman was in serious condition with a fractured femur.
The total number of people on the boat was not immediately known, the Hawaii County Fire Department said.
In the early morning incident a “lava bomb” punctured the roof of the boat and damaged a railing, the department said. It gave no further details. “It was an explosion, basically,” said Janet Snyder, a spokeswoman for the county mayor, told the Tribune Herald newspaper. “It punctured a hole right through the roof of the boat.” She described the boat as “covered with lava.”

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