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.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed that many people remain unaccounted for after a volcano erupted on an uninhabited island off the coast. Several tourists were reportedly injured after a volcano on a small, uninhabited New Zealand island erupted on Monday afternoon.
A volcano erupted Monday on a small New Zealand island frequented by tourists , and a number of people were missing and injured after the eruption . The eruption occurred around 2 p.m. local time. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern originally said about 100 tourists were on or near White Island when it
NZ police believe fewer than 50 were on the island when the volcano erupted, with at least one person critically injured.
Whakaari, which is situated off the coast of New Zealand’s North Island, is a popular tourist site.
Images from the site confirm people were on the volcano’s crater floor when it erupted suddenly at midday, Australian eastern standard time.
Australian White Island volcano victims formally identified by New Zealand police .
New Zealand police have formally identified three more Australian victims of the White Island volcano explosion .Zoe Ella Hosking, 15, and her stepfather Gavin Dallow, 53, both from Adelaide, and Anthony Langford, 51, from Sydney have been confirmed dead.Police also said a mission to recover the last two victims from the island this morning was unsuccessful.Australian woman Krystal Eve Browitt, 21, was the first victim of the White Island volcanic eruption formally named by New Zealand Police on Saturday night.