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Sunday, 12 April, 1998, 18:53 GMT 19:53 UK
Belgian tourist falls inside Mount Vesuvius

Firefighters in Italy have rescued a Belgian tourist who fell into the crater of Mount Vesuvius, one of the continent's most active volcanoes.

Police said the man ventured past the safety barrier and then slipped twenty metres inside the volcano.

He was later taken to hospital and treated for concussion and a broken foot.

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