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An American tourist falls in the crater of Mount Vesuvius

An American tourist fell and suffered minor bruises from the Mount Vesuvius volcano off the coast of Naples, Italy.

The 23-year-old American man, along with two of his relatives, reached the top of Volcano Mount Vesuvius at an altitude of 1281 m along a non-tourist area road, according to The Guardian, a British daily newspaper reported on the 11th (local time).

The man who reached the summit dropped his cell phone while taking a ‘selfie’, and as he descended to the crater to retrieve it, he lost his balance and fell several meters down.

After that, the police were dispatched to the scene, and a mountain rescue helicopter was dispatched to the rescue operation.

It is known that they climbed the volcano without a signpost, despite seeing a sign that said it was extremely dangerous.

The man who fell was treated for cuts and bruises on his arm and back.

They will be arrested and charged with trespassing on public land.

Falls from volcanoes are common. In September 2017, an 11-year-old boy and his parents died when an 11-year-old boy and his parents fell into the crater of Mount Solpatara, one of the 40 volcanoes of the megavolcano Campiplegrey near Naples.

The boy was believed to have fainted from gas smoke before falling into the crater. His parents tried to save the child, but the crater collapsed and they died together.

Formed when the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum erupted in AD 79, Vesuvius is considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world due to its proximity to Naples and other nearby towns.