British tourist suffers from intense burns after falling into Nisyros volcano


A planned sightseeing trip to the Greek island Nisyros for a pair of British tourists turned for the worst as the young man fell into a volcano, suffering from severe burns.

The victim, 22 year old tourist Thomas Grundon, fell into the volcano and pierced his foot on the thin volcanic crust on the ground, thereby releasing steam at a temperature of 165 degrees Celsius.

“I was screaming in pain,” Thomas Grundon told the British Sun.

The 22-year-old screamed out in pain as the steam hit his leg

The 22 year old, who went on the adventure trip with his girlfriend Charlotte, reportedly blamed the tourist agency that took them on a tour of the site, stating that there was no protective barrier preventing access to the dangerous site.

“I was crying, my girlfriend Charlotte was crying. I was burned from my knee to my toes.”

“My leg burned from my knee to my ankle,” he added.

Following Thomas’s return to Britain, he required five days of specialist treatment for first and second degree burns.




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