More than 20 injured after ‘lava bomb’ smashes into Hawaii tour boat

A’basketball-sized’ flying lava bomb has smashed into a tour boat in Hawaii, injuring at least 23 people.

Hawaii’s County Civil Defense Agency confirmed the terrifying incident took place early Monday morning.

“Early Monday morning, 23 people on a lava tour boat were injured when an explosion at the ocean entry hurled lava bombs and debris onto their boat.”


The agency said four people were rushed to a local hospital by ambulance, with one passenger seriously injured with a fractured femur.

“Most other injuries were superficial,” they said.

The lava bomb, reported to be the size of a basketball, punctured the boat’s roof, with photos and videos posted to social media showing debris littered across the floor of the vessel.