A volcano has erupted on a small Italian island, sending tourists fleeing from their hotels.
Fires were seen on Stromboli but no injuries have been reported.
“We saw the explosion from the hotel. There was a loud roar,” Michela Favorito, who works in a hotel on the island, told Reuters news agency.
“We plugged our ears and after this a cloud of ash swept over us. The whole sky is full of ash, a fairly large cloud,” he said.
Italy’s Ansa news agency reported holidaymakers had run into the sea after seeing ash rising from the volcano.
The island is a popular location for holiday homes of the rich and famous.