By Steve Dellar   |  07-17-2018   News
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23 people were injured when molten rock crashed through the roof of a sightseeing boat near Hawaii’s Big Island. The whole ordeal was captured on video, making for some unusual scenes of natural beauty and panic.

The “lava bomb,” which could be seen bursting out of the water landed on the roof of the small tourist vessel and subsequently crashed into the seating area.

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Mr Shane Turpin, captain of the ship explained it was the very first time molten rocks ever landed down on top of his boat: “As we were exiting the zone, all of a sudden everything around us exploded.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#LeilaniEstatesEruption</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#KilaueaVolcano</a> UPDATE: *Watch this with the SOUND UP* First look video from passenger Will Bryan on board the Lava Ocean Tours boat that was hit by a <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#lavabomb</a> thrown up in the air during a <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#lavaexplosion</a> <a href=""></a> <a href="">@HawaiiNewsNow</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HINews</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Mileka Lincoln (@MilekaLincoln) <a href="">July 17, 2018</a></blockquote>

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“It was everywhere. It was immense. I had no idea. We didn’t see it.”

Captain Turpin claimed that this sort of activity is new as there were no warning signs before the blast: “there’s something new. There’s something really new.”

“And I’ve been documenting them a bit.”

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As a result, several of the passengers had to be taken to hospital: a young woman was in serious condition with a broken thigh bone while three others were in stable condition at a hospital with unspecified injuries.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This is the photo of the lava tour boat that was hit from a littoral explosion near the ocean entry this morning. Photo and statement from Hawaii DLnR <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HInews</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#KilaueaVolcano</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#KilaueaEruption</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Hawaii</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Anthony Quintano (@AnthonyQuintano) <a href="">July 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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All other passengers onboard the vessel at the time suffered burns, scrapes and other superficial injuries. The ship of captain Turpin was brought in for repairs.


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Anonymous No. 31502 1531832599

Maybe don't fucking do tours when the Volcano is shitting Lava.

Anonymous No. 31506 1531834865

Go on a lava boat tour? Cant say they didnt get what they paid for.

Anonymous No. 31604 1531912928

Lava is hot, Tourists want to TOUCH LAVA ☺☺☺

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