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Australia Sydney Knox students missing with parents after White Island explosion

04:00  11 december  2019
04:00  11 december  2019 Source:   smh.com.au

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Missing teenager who was feared dead after being caught up in New Zealand's volcano disaster is found ALIVE - but his parents and 17-year-old sister are still unaccounted for. He had studied at the school since Year 7 and graduated last year, Principal Tony Duncan told students and parents .

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Almost 48 hours after a volcanic explosion in New Zealand killed at least six people, Sydney brothers Matthew and Berend and their parents remain missing.

The family of four from Sydney's north shore were holidaying aboard the cruise ship Ovation of the Seas, and are believed to have been on an excursion to the Bay of Plenty's White Island when the volcano erupted on Monday.

Six people have been confirmed dead. Ten Australians are still missing, while 25 people are in a critical condition in hospital. Some are too injured to speak.

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Knox Grammar headmaster Scott James on Monday issued a letter to parents about the missing boys, urging the parents to keep the family in their thoughts and prayers.

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White Island Tours chairman Paul Quinn said describing the news as devastating was 'an understatement'. Mining activity was subsequently banned and the island has been uninhabited now for more than a century, but is a hotspot for tourists hoping to get close to an active volcano.

All 43 students are now feared dead. The case has come to represent the negative feeling of the Mexican public toward the state of justice and the rule of law in Mexico. The events have now galvanized the survivors of the attack and the disappeared students ' parents .

"Matthew Hollander (Year 8) and Berend Hollander (Year 10), along with their parents Martin Hollander and Barbara Hollander, were on holiday in New Zealand and are currently listed as missing.

"We are in close contact with the relatives and they are providing us with updates," the letter read.

Flynn Morrison wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: Sydney students Matthew and Berend Hollander, who are missing after New Zealand's White Island eruption. © Supplied Sydney students Matthew and Berend Hollander, who are missing after New Zealand's White Island eruption. Matthew was involved in the school's cadets program, basketball, squash and debating, a member of the Knox community said.

He was described as "popular among his peers" and "enthusiastic about life".

Berend is "passionate" about AFL, baseball and the outdoors, and was described as "a compassionate and enthusiastic student".

The boys were born in Chicago, the Red Cross' Restoring Family Links website says.

Martin Hollander works at Transport for NSW as a freight initiatives manager, according to his LinkedIn page.

He is also a director at Singapore-based company Wipunen Incrementum Capital.

"Martin combines hands-on operating, management, business development and strategic expertise having managed, scaled and sold companies in Australia, the United States, Canada, and China," his LinkedIn page reads.

Family torn apart by the NZ volcano tragedy: Grieving mother 'blames herself' for staying on board a cruise ship as her husband and their two daughters explored White Island .
Melbourne mum Marie Browitt stayed behind on the cruise ship while her husband Paul and their two daughters Krystal and Stephanie, went on a tour of White Island at the time of the deadly blast.The Melbourne mum, husband Paul and their two daughters Krystal and Stephanie, were on board the Ovation of the Seas cruise ship before Monday's deadly blast.

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