One dead, fears toll will rise after New Zealand's White Island volcano erupts without warning
New Zealand police have confirmed one person is dead, and say they fear the death toll may rise, after a devastating volcanic eruption on the country's White Island.More than 20 people are still missing after the eruption, which happened at 2:11pm local time and sent plumes of white smoke and debris 12,000 feet into the sky.
Tragedy as Australian schoolgirl , 15 , and her stepfather are confirmed dead in volcano eruption - after her mother was found alive in a New Ms Hosking was injured but her husband and daughter were killed, bringing the number of Australians confirmed dead to four with many others still missing.
New Zealand police have confirmed that five people have died and eight are missing after White Island Thirty-four people survived, with 31 still receiving treatment in hospital . Two British women were "This is a terrible tragedy , a time of great innocence and joy interrupted by the horror of that
An Australian schoolgirl and her stepfather are confirmed dead in the New Zealand volcano disaster that has killed at least six people.
Zoe Hosking, 15, and Gavin Dallow, 53, were on a tour of White Island on Monday with the girl's mother Lisa Hosking when the eruption started.
Ms Hosking was injured but her husband and daughter were killed, bringing the number of Australians confirmed dead to four with many others still missing.
Distraught family had clung to the small hope the pair made it off the island and were recovering with her, but learned the terrible news on Wednesday afternoon.
Three Australians feared dead after volcanic eruption on New Zealand's White Island
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.
A family spokesman confirmed Ms Dallow had been found alive but said she had severe burns and is in a hospital in Hamilton. Three Australians are believed to be among five people confirmed dead . Speaking from his Adelaide home, Mr Dallow's father Brian said the trio had been on a daytrip to
An Australian family of three including a 15 -year-old girl is feared dead in the New Zealand volcano disaster. Gavin Dallow, his wife Lisa Hosking, 48, and her daughter Family confirmed the trio was unaccounted for but there was still some hope they were in hospital and too injured to make contact.
'We mourn the loss of Gavin and Zoe. Gavin was a wonderful son and brother,' a family spokesperson said in a statement.
New Zealand White Island volcano eruption victim remembered as forensic identification process set to begin
Eruera Stephens says his friend and the first victim identified from the White Island volcanic eruption, Hayden Marshall-Inman, had a history of looking out for others.Mr Stephens, his wife and their son went to lay flowers at the Whakatane waterfront for the experienced tour guide.
Five people have been confirmed dead after a volcano erupted in New Zealand off the coast of the Bay of Plenty. A rescue effort has been launched Despite being the country’s most active volcano , prone to sudden eruptions , White Island has remained a popular tourist attraction, attracting crowds
New Zealand volcano eruption – Brit women among 31 injured as 5 dead and cops warn no more Five people are confirmed dead following the devastating blast on White Island at shortly after 2pm Survivors of the blast were taken to hospitals on New Zealand 's North Island, many with severe burns.
'We'll miss him at the cricket and we'll miss him at the football. He was a generous man, always helping his family and his community.
'Our hearts break at the loss of Zoe at such a young age.
'We know her loss will also devastate her school community and the local Girl Guides, of which she was an active member.
'The Dallow family is extremely thankful for the support from relatives, Rotary, the local church community and the broader community.
'We would also like to acknowledge the assistance received from DFAT , emergency services and the very understanding New Zealand Police.'
Ms Hosking's brother David flew in to New Zealand after the disaster and scoured hospitals for the family, eventually finding her.
Mr Dallow's cousin Baxter Stone paid tribute to the Adelaide lawyer as hope started to fade, praiding his commitment to his family.
'He was always up for an entertaining chat a deep love of sport that saw him umpire football and tennis at the highest levels,' he said.
'Gavin with his inquiring mind seem to know everything about anything or anyone especially sport.
'I know our family is gonna miss you beyond words.'
Last volcano victims may never be found .
Experts behind the mission to recover the two remaining victims of the White Island volcano eruption say the bodies have likely been washed out to sea. New Zealand Police Deputy Commissioner Mike Clement said experts have confirmed a large amount of mud and water is likely to have swept Sydney teen Winona Langford and tour guide Hayden Marshall-Inman off the island.© Supplied Winina Langfore from Sydney, is missing Despite dives in water up to 50m deep, sonar and air searches they have not been found.Currents could have carried the bodies further away, making their recovery unlikely.