pozzuoli - An eleven year old boy and his parents were killed in a volcano crater near Naples on Tuesday. The family tradition took place in the Solfatara, a tourist attraction at Pozzuoli. How the accident could happen is not exactly clear.
According to Italian media, the man (45) and the woman (42) tried to put safety on their son who had been in a restricted area. In the deposited sections of the volcano, hot gases escape, there are hot, sulfur-containing mud pools and the surface is creepy. The boy would have fallen out of consciousness. His mother and father also had to rescue their rescue attempt. Their other son (7) remained unharmed.
The Solfatara is part of the Campi Flegrei (Burning Fields) west of Naples. The last real eruption was the end of the twelfth century. There are still spectacular volcanic phenomena in the crater.