Una serie de violentas explosiones se registraron este día en el cráter del volcán Estrómboli, una pequeña isla en el mar Tirreno, con un saldo de una persona muerta y un herido.

Los turistas entraron en pánico, refirió la agencia noticiosa italiana Ansa, según la cual también se detectaron dos desbordamientos de lava que descienden a modo de riacho incandescente.

La caída de material desde el interior del cono está causando incendios en áreas de cañas y algunos visitantes, que abundan en el verano, se han arrojado al mar desbordados por el pánico.

La principal característica de Estrómboli es la de ser la cima emergida del volcán activo homónimo.

Testimonios recogidos en el sitio dieron cuenta de “una explosión poderosa. Escuchamos un rugido, luego una columna de humo y elementos incendiarios sobre el poblado Ginostra y se elevaron llamas en las laderas del volcán».

«Fue una lluvia de lapilli (pequeñas piedras incandescentes, NDR)», narraron presas de miedo.

La isla Estrómboli corresponde a las Islas Eolias, un archipiélago volcánico al norte de Sicilia, que en el 2000 fue inscrita junto al resto del archipiélago en la lista del Patrimonio de la Humanidad de la UNESCO.

Ginostra es el pequeño pueblo ubicado en un anfiteatro natural en el suroeste de la isla.

El pueblo tiene unos cuarenta residentes permanentes, y menos de una docena de mulas y burros, todo rodeado de olivos, limoneros, alcaparras y nopales.

The Stromboli volcano is pictured in eruption on July 3, 2019 on the Stromboli island, north of Sicily. – A volcano on the Italian island of Stromboli erupted dramatically on July 3, reportedly killing a hiker and sending tourists fleeing, but firefighters could not immediately confirm any casualties. (Photo by Giovanni ISOLINO / AFP)

This video grab handout by the Vigili del Fuoco, the Italian National Corps of Firefighters, shows the Stromboli volcano in eruption from a Dragon 59 rescue helicopter on July 3, 2019 above the Stromboli island, north of Sicily. – A volcano on the Italian island of Stromboli erupted dramatically on July 3, reportedly killing a hiker and sending tourists fleeing, but firefighters could not immediately confirm any casualties. (Photo by Handout / Vigili del Fuoco / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT «AFP PHOTO / VIGILI DEL FUOCO» – NO MARKETING – NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
The Stromboli volcano is pictured in eruption on July 3, 2019 on the Stromboli island, north of Sicily. – A volcano on the Italian island of Stromboli erupted dramatically on July 3, reportedly killing a hiker and sending tourists fleeing, but firefighters could not immediately confirm any casualties. (Photo by Giovanni ISOLINO / AFP)
This video grab handout by the Vigili del Fuoco, the Italian National Corps of Firefighters, shows the Stromboli volcano in eruption on July 3, 2019 on the Stromboli island, north of Sicily. – A volcano on the Italian island of Stromboli erupted dramatically on July 3, reportedly killing a hiker and sending tourists fleeing, but firefighters could not immediately confirm any casualties. (Photo by Handout / Vigili del Fuoco / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT «AFP PHOTO / VIGILI DEL FUOCO» – NO MARKETING – NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
This video grab handout by the Vigili del Fuoco, the Italian National Corps of Firefighters, shows a Canadair amphibious firefighting aircraft releasing water on the Stromboli volcano in eruption on July 3, 2019 on the Stromboli island, north of Sicily. – A volcano on the Italian island of Stromboli erupted dramatically on July 3, reportedly killing a hiker and sending tourists fleeing, but firefighters could not immediately confirm any casualties. (Photo by Handout / Vigili del Fuoco / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT «AFP PHOTO / VIGILI DEL FUOCO» – NO MARKETING – NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

A Canadair amphibious firefighting aircraft releases water on the Stromboli volcano in eruption on July 3, 2019 on the Stromboli island, north of Sicily. – A volcano on the Italian island of Stromboli erupted dramatically on July 3, reportedly killing a hiker and sending tourists fleeing, but firefighters could not immediately confirm any casualties. (Photo by Giovanni ISOLINO / AFP)

 

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