Volcano eruption in Russia's Far East lures 'daredevil' tourists
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The Klyuchevskaya Sopka on Kamchatka, a volcanic peninsula in Russia's Far East, is the tallest volcano in Eurasia at 4,750 metres (15,580 feet) and one of the largest active volcanoes in the world.
It erupted last month on its northwestern slope, seeping lava and ejecting volcanic bombs.
In recent days, streams of curious tourists have ventured up the volcano slope to take selfies at the edge of the crater and against the backdrop of the splattering lava, even grilling sausages in it.
But emergency responders have nonetheless warned the adventurous tourists after their selfies spread widely across social networks.
"This is dangerous. These guys are daredevils and they were lucky that nobody was hit on the head," KVERT chief Olga Girina was cited by the RIA Novosti news agency as saying last week.