Stromboli volcano erupts right next to sailors and sends a huge cloud of ash billowing towards them

Mail Online | 8/29/2019 | Kamal Sultan For Mailonline
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A group of sailors captured their miraculous escape from volcanic ash after they were caught sailing in the middle of a volcanic eruption.

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

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

Ms Schiera and her friend Laura Crucilla captured the nail-biting footage on their phones and you can see the pyroclastic flow growing thicker and getting dangerously close to their boat.

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The enormous black cloud from the eruption seems to follow the boat and gets faster.

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

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Some witnesses said there was a loud roar before the eruption which...
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