New Zealand volcano erupts: Tourists injured and others 'unaccounted for'
New Zealand's prime minister has said a number of tourists have been injured and others are "unaccounted for" after a volcano on a small island started to erupt. The eruption began at about 2.30pm local time on White Island, which is uninhabited but frequented by tourists.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said about 100 tourists were on or near the island when it erupted.Some of those, at this stage, are unaccounted for, she said."A number of people are reportedly injured and are being transported to shore," she added.© Other The volcano on White Island erupts.
Their family members are reportedly en route to New Zealand to be nearer the injured pair in their time of need. The US tourists are among the missing and 31 Tourists from the US, Britain, China and Malaysia were among the injured along with New Zealanders after the eruption on White Island .
A NEWLY wed couple, a family -of-four and five kids are among 27 tourists feared missing after the White Island volcano eruption . The Sun is not naming the trio because neither has been confirmed by authorities to have been on White Island . Girls aged 17, 15 and 14 and boys aged 12, seven are
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."
Zoe Hosking is a Year 9 student at Adelaide's St Aloysius College (SAC) which this morning issued a statement confirming the family was missing.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with Zoe and her family," Principal Paddy McEvoy said.
"The SAC chapel is open and school counsellors are on hand to support students.
"We know that you share your sadness at this time. We turn to our loving God to give us strength and courage in the days ahead."
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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.