Lava 'bomb' crashes through roof of boat in Hawaii, injuring tourists

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More than 20 hurt, including woman with broken leg, after lava from Kilauea volcano shot out of ground

An explosion caused by lava oozing into the ocean has sent molten rock crashing through the roof of a sightseeing boat off Hawaii’s Big Island, injuring 23 people.

The “lava bomb,” which burst from the water near the boat as molten rock poured into the ocean, landed on the roof of the vessel and crashed into the seating area, said Hawaii County Fire Department Battalion chief, Darwin Okinaka.

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