An 11 year old boy and his parents tragically died while visiting a volcanic crater Solfatara in Pozzuoli, Italy.
The family was from Meolo, Italy, a town in the northern part of the country. Massimiliano Carrer and Tiziana Zaramella and their two sons ages 11 and 7 were visiting the tourist site per reports from ANSA. Their 11 year old son, Lorenzo wandered beyond a restricted area and fell into the 10 foot deep pit. His parents in an attempt to save him fell in as well. Their 7 year old son did not wander past the restricted area and was safe.
Despite the emergency crews best efforts, they were not able to save the family. It is believed that the cause of death for the family was the gasses that were inhaled in the crater.
The Solfatara hasn’t erupted since 1198, but the crater still shoots jets of steam and sulfuric fumes. They are the first reported people to have died at the popular tourist attraction.