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Elena Schiera, 19, from Palermo, and Laura Crucilla were on a sailboat when Mount Stromboli, north of Sicily, erupted on August 28

Sailors flee for their lives while the Stromboli volcano erupts right next to them and a huge cloud of ash waves towards them

  • Elena Schiera, 19 was on a sailboat when Stromboli mountain broke out near Sicily
  • She filmed the moment they escaped from the pyroclastic stream that came towards them
  • Smoke from the volcano eruption reached a height of 2 km
  • Witnesses said it was a greater intensity than the last outbreak on July 3
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A group of sailors conquered their miraculous escape from volcanic ash after they were caught sailing during a volcano eruption.

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Elena Schiera, 19, from Palermo, was on a sailboat when Stromboli Mountain, on an island north of Sicily, erupted on 28 August.

It sent pyroclastic currents, a fast-moving mixture of volcanic ash, gas and rock, into the sea.

Elena Schiera, 19, from Palermo, and Laura Crucilla were on a sailboat when Mount Stromboli, north of Sicily, erupted on August 28

They recorded the nail-biting images on their telephones where the pyroclastic flow became thicker and dangerously came close to their boat

They recorded the nail-biting images on their telephones where the pyroclastic flow became thicker and dangerously came close to their boat

Elena Schiera, 19, from Palermo, and Laura Crucilla were on a sailboat when Mount Stromboli, north of Sicily, erupted on August 28

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Mrs. Schiera was on the boat with her boyfriend and her father

Mrs. Schiera was on the boat with her boyfriend and her father

Mrs. Crucilla sailed with her girlfriend at a & # 39; safe distance & # 39; from the volcano

Mrs. Crucilla sailed with her girlfriend at a & # 39; safe distance & # 39; from the volcano

Mrs. Schiera said: & # 39; At that moment the panic broke out because we had the cloud a few meters from our stern, but thanks to my father we managed to get away just in time & # 39;

Mrs. Schiera and her friend Laura Crucilla captured the nail-biting images on their phones and you can see the pyroclastic stream getting thicker and dangerously getting close to their boat.

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The huge black cloud of the eruption seems to follow the boat and becomes faster.

Panic can be heard in the voices of the passengers as they speed up to escape the eruption.

Some witnesses said there was a loud roar before the eruption that sent sand, ash and other volcanic material into the sea.

The smoke from the volcano reached a height of 2 km.

Mrs. Schiera said CNN: & # 39; We sailed at a safe distance according to the regulation, when we suddenly heard a loud bang and a large black cloud spurted out of the Stromboli crater and poured into the sea. & # 39;

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They then quickly increased the speed of the boat to the maximum.

She said: & # 39; Then the cloud came out to sea and quickly came to us.

& # 39; At that moment panic broke out because we had the cloud a few meters from our stern, but thanks to my father we managed to get away just in time. & # 39;

The volcano erupted for the last time on July 3 and murdered hiker Massimo Imes, 35, according to AFP news agency.

The smoke from the volcano reached a height of 2 km and sent a pyroclastic stream, a fast-moving mixture of volcanic ash, gas and rock, into the sea

The smoke from the volcano reached a height of 2 km and sent a pyroclastic stream, a fast-moving mixture of volcanic ash, gas and rock, into the sea

Panic could be heard in the voices of the passengers as they accelerated to escape the eruption
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Panic could be heard in the voices of the passengers as they accelerated to escape the eruption

The smoke from the volcano reached a height of 2 km and sent a pyroclastic stream, a fast-moving mixture of volcanic ash, gas and rock, into the sea

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