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Six bodies retrieved from New Zealand volcanic island, two still missing

Six bodies retrieved from New Zealand volcanic island, two still missing

A New Zealand military team in gas masks and hazmat suits recovered six bodies on Friday from the volcanic island that fatally erupted earlier this week, as doctors worked to save badly burned survivors. An eight-person bomb disposal squad set off before dawn and spent four hours on White Island, which experts said could erupt […]

New Zealand: Prime Minister to investigate volcano incident

New Zealand: Prime Minister to investigate volcano incident

Tourists caught in the deadly blast at New Zealand’s White Island were there despite a recent increase in volcanic activity, although experts said precise predictions on eruptions were all but impossible. Five people were killed, eight are still missing and more than 30 were injured when the White Island volcano, one of the most active […]

Eight still missing in New Zealand volcano eruption ― Police

Eight still missing in New Zealand volcano eruption ― Police

Eight people were still missing after a volcanic eruption in New Zealand, with no indications they survived the explosion that has already left five dead, police said Tuesday. After initial confusion about how many people were visiting White Island when it erupted unexpectedly on Monday, police said a clearer picture of the disaster was emerging. […]

Wild weather in New Zealand leaves 1,000 tourists stranded

Wild weather in New Zealand leaves 1,000 tourists stranded

Almost 1,000 tourists were stuck in the New Zealand tourist town of Franz Josef on Monday after torrential rains closed roads. Several washouts and landslides north and south of the township, located near the Franz Josef glacier, have blocked roads in both directions and the only way in or out is by helicopter. The civil defence […]

Five people confirmed dead after volcano eruption in New Zealand

Five people confirmed dead after volcano eruption in New Zealand

Five people have been confirmed dead after a huge volcanic eruption on White Island, New Zealand. Around 100 tourists were on or near the island at the time but only 23 have been rescued so far. Police Deputy Commissioner John Tims said that some of those rescued were injured. He said he did not know […]