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Australia Three Australians feared dead after volcanic eruption on New Zealand's White Island

23:25  09 december  2019
23:25  09 december  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

An Adelaide family including a 15-year-old girl are among 11 Australians unaccounted for in New Zealand after the White Island eruption, their relatives have confirmed

  An Adelaide family including a 15-year-old girl are among 11 Australians unaccounted for in New Zealand after the White Island eruption, their relatives have confirmed An Adelaide family including a 15-year-old girl are among 11 Australians unaccounted for in New Zealand after the White Island eruption, their relatives have confirmed .Gavin Dallow, his wife Lisa Dallow, and her daughter Zoe Hosking, 15, were on a two-week cruise.Speaking from his Adelaide home, Mr Dallow's father Brian said the trio had been on a daytrip to White Island."We do know they were on the island. That is definite," he said."At the moment, we think they might be in hospital. We're not sure. We really don't know anything.

No survivors left on island , say police after disaster leaves up to two dozen people missing.

Volcanic eruption in New Zealand 'too dangerous' for rescue crews. Five people were confirmed dead and 18 others New Zealand volcano eruption — in pictures. Hospitalized. Injured tourists are ferried into waiting "Twenty- three people have been rescued from the island including the one who died

This aerial photo shows White Island after its volcanic eruption in New Zealand Monday, Dec. 9, 2019© George Novak/New Zealand Herald via AP This aerial photo shows White Island after its volcanic eruption in New Zealand Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 Three Australians are feared to be among those killed by a volcanic explosion on New Zealand's White Island.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said eight other Australians remained missing and 13 were being treated in hospital.

"We fear of the five deceased persons… up to three are Australians, but that is not yet confirmed," he said.

"Our authorities are working closely with the New Zealand authorities to be able to identify all of those people who are currently in hospital. Some of them have very serious injuries.

New Zealand observes silence 1 week after volcano killed 18

  New Zealand observes silence 1 week after volcano killed 18 New Zealanders observed a minute's silence on Monday at the moment that a volcano erupted a week earlier, killing 18 people and leaving others with severe burns. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that wherever people were in New Zealand or around the world, this was an opportunity to stand alongside those who had lost loved ones in the tragedy."Together we can express our sorrow for those who have died and been hurt, and our support for their grieving families and friends," she said in a statement.

White Island volcano eruption : Police believe no survivors on New Zealand island . A volcano has erupted on White Island in New Zealand ’ s Bay of Plenty, with reports people on the island have critical injuries. The death toll from the White Island volcanic explosion could reach double digits

At least five tourists have died and more are still missing after a massive volcano eruption on a remote island off New Zealand on Monday. A 12,000ft plume

"This is a very, very hard day for a lot of Australian families whose loved ones have been caught up in this terrible, terrible tragedy."

Mr Morrison said the rescue operation had moved into its recovery phase.

"I fear there is worse news to come over the course of perhaps today or over the next few days," he said.

"This is a terrible tragedy, a time of great innocence and joy interrupted by the horror of that eruption."

More to come.

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Adelaide family missing following White Island volcanic eruption in New Zealand .
An Adelaide family has been reported missing in the wake of the New Zealand volcanic eruption on White Island. Gavin Dallow, 53, his wife Lisa Dallow, 48, and her daughter Zoe Hosking, 15, were on a two-week cruise.Forty-seven tourists — many of them from the Ovation of the Seas cruise ship — and guides were on the tiny island when the volcano erupted on Monday.Brisbane woman Julie Richards and her daughter, Jessica, are also missing, while experienced tour guide Hayden Marshall-Inman is the first victim of the disaster to be publicly named.Three Australians are believed to be among five people confirmed dead.

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