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Boy and his parents die after falling into volcanic crater in Italy

By: MARY BOWERMAN, USA TODAY Network
September 13, 2017 Updated: September 13, 2017 at 8:36 am
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photo - Rescuers stand on the site where three people reportedly died when they fell into a crater near Naples, Italy, on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. (Ciro Fusco, AP)
Rescuers stand on the site where three people reportedly died when they fell into a crater near Naples, Italy, on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. (Ciro Fusco, AP) 

An Italian couple died trying to rescue their 11-year-old son after he fell into a volcanic crater in Italy on Tuesday, according to local reports. 

The boy reportedly walked into a prohibited area at the Solfatara Crater in Pozzuoli Italy, and may have fallen into the crater after fainting from the fumes, the ANSA news agency reported.

The mother and father reportedly rushed to their son's aid and were sucked into the crater, where they perished alongside their son, Naples police told CNN.

Read more at usatoday.com.

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