Tourist (23) falls into volcano

A 23-year-old American man fell on Saturday in a crater on Mount Vesuvius in southern Italy.

This is reported by several Italian media.

The tourist fled, according to the newspaper Corriere Del Mezzogiorno from it all without major damage. He is reported to have suffered several lacerations.

The man fell into a volcano after he and his family chose a path closed to traffic for safety reasons.

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The fall triggered a rescue operation launched by the semi-military Carabinieri police.

The 23-year-old man, his family and two other tourists who chose the same route were later reported to have crossed the barrier.

Located outside Naples, Mount Vesuvius is the only active volcano on mainland Europe.

The volcano has experienced several minor eruptions in the last hundred years, but is perhaps most famous for the eruption that destroyed the Roman city of Pompeii in AD 79.

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