12 injured after lava explodes onto tour boat, 16 July 2018

Accessed on 16 July 2018, 1940 UTC, Post #17226.



Reporter:  John Burnett.

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Hawaii County spokeswoman Janet Synder says three of the twelve injured on the Lava Ocean Tours vessel were taken by ambulance to the Hilo Medical Center after the boat docked at the Wailoa Small Boat Harbor in Hilo around 7 a.m. this morning:

“It was an explosion, basically,” … “It punctured a hole right through the roof of the boat. … The boat was covered with lava.”

According to Snyder, nine of those injured were able to drive themselves to the emergency room.

“Some of those were superficial injuries,”

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