Boy, 11, and parents die after falling into volcanic crater near Naples

Italy: Family of three die after falling into volcano crater near Naples

Parents and boy (11) die in Italian volcano crater

But when his parents tried to rush to his rescue, they too were were sucked in, police said.

Three people reportedly died when they fell into a volcanic crater.

His mother, 42, and father, 45, tried to pull him to safety only for the base of the crater to collapse.

A 11-year-old kid kicked the bucket after he fell into a volcanic pit in Italy and his folks likewise passed on when they attempted to enable him, to police said.

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The family's 7-year-old son ran for helped and did not fall into the crater, The Guardian stated.

A second child, seven, managed to escape to safety while emergency crews rushed to the scene.

It was reported that the family are from Turin.

Italian press reports said the boy walked into a prohibited area at Solfatara di Pozzuoli, one of 40 volcanoes in the Campi Flegrei area west of Naples.

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Pozzuoli's mayor, Vincenzo Figliolia, said he was in "deep pain" over the tragedy, according to La Repubblica. "'I was at the Solfatara for work, along with other visitors we realized that something had happened and we approached the crater". It was a tragedy; they pulled out two bodies, then pulled us away.

"I express my closeness from the community of Pozzuoli to the family of the victims".

Tourists are allowed to walk around the ground level Solfatara crater, which is dotted with trees, while admiring fenced off bubbling mud pools and fumeroles that spurt steam and sulphurous gases.

It was formed around 4,000 years ago - and last erupted in 1198.

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