Hawaii is said to be one of the best vacations spots in the entire world. The beautiful water and tropical weather make it an ideal spot to visit during the summer.
However, a sad news story has just broken on the Big Island. According to reports, 23 people have been injured when their tour boat was struck by lava.
"A lava bomb hit a tour boat on Monday morning in Hawaii, injuring 23 people, the Hawaii County Fire Department said. The lava punctured the boat's roof and it returned to Wailoa Harbor, the fire department said," according to CNN.
13 passengers were treated at a local hospital. There was also an additional 10 passengers who suffered "superficial injuries" and were treated on site.
"One woman in her 20s was in serious condition with a fractured femur, the fire department said. Three passengers were in stable condition. The lava bomb, or flying chunk of molten rock, left a large hole in the boat's roof, the fire department said. A railing was also damaged," according to reports.
A witness reported seeing the boat covered in lava rocks upon arrival back at the dock. The boat was said to hold 49 people but it was unclear if it was full at the time. The guests must have gotten too close to the spot where lava is launching into the ocean, about an hour offshore.
Please join us in praying for all those injured by this accident. We ask that God's healing power would surround them as they recover from this tragic accident.
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