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Woman suffers leg injury as volcano lava hits Hawaii boat

The lava is coming from the Kilauea volcano, which has been erupting since early May.

Hawaii officials say a that 20-year-old woman has suffered a major leg injury after a volcanic explosion sent lava flying through the roof of a tour boat off the Big Island.

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources said at least 13 people were injured. Other than the woman, passengers suffered burns and scrapes.

They were on board a tour boat that takes visitors to see lava plunging into the ocean.

Officials have warned of the danger of getting close to lava entering the ocean, saying the interaction can create clouds of acid and fine glass.

The lava is coming from the Kilauea volcano, which has been erupting since early May.

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