Volcano red alert: Vesuvius danger zone swallows up an extra million people

Vesuvius_Eruptsnews65sf56f5It has been called Europe’s time bomb. And with good reason: half the population of Naples, a sprawling city of three million people, is at risk from Vesuvius, according to a new assessment that has added 63 towns and villages to the list of municipalities that lie in the danger zone.