World White Island eruption: Police release names of missing people

09:25  11 december  2019
09:25  11 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

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  5 dead, many more missing in eruption of New Zealand volcano WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — A volcano on a New Zealand island erupted Monday with a towering blast of ash and scalding steam as tourists were exploring the moon-like surface, killing five people and leaving perhaps two dozen others missing. Police said the site was still too dangerous hours later for rescuers to search for the missing. “My god,” Michael Schade tweeted as he posted video of the eruption. “My family and I had gotten off it 20 minutes before, were waiting at our boat about to leave when we saw it. Boat ride home tending to people our boat rescued was indescribable.

The death toll from the White Island volcanic explosion could reach double digits, with New Zealand police saying they have found “no signs of life” on the island . New Zealand police say they do not expect to find any more survivors on White Island following a devastating volcanic eruption .

New Zealand police have confirmed that five people have died and eight are missing after White Island White Island has seen several eruptions over the years, most recently in 2016 but no-one was In some cases a selection of your comments will be published, displaying your name as you

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The names of those missing after the Whakaari / White Island tragedy have been released by police.

On Monday afternoon the volcano erupted. At the time of the explosion, 47 people were on or around the island.

Six people have died from the injuries they sustained.

Police have a "definitive list" of people in hospital. However this canot be released.

Nine people are not hospitalised, nor have they been discharged. 

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The volcanic island Whakaari/ White Island in New Zealand's northeastern Bay of Plenty region explosively erupted on 9 December 2019 at 14:11 NZDT (UTC+13).

Police is working with National Emergency Management Agency to coordinate a search and rescue operation following a volcanic eruption at White it was initially believed there were approximately 100 people on or near the island at the time of the eruption , we now believe there were fewer than 50.

Police say the list is not complete "as we have been unable to speak with all next of kin involved".


These nine people are now officially listed as missing. 

  • Gavin Dallow (Australia)
  • Jessica Richards (Australia)
  • Krystal  Browitt (Australia)
  • Richard Elzer  (Australia)
  • Zoe Hosking (Australia)
  • Karla  Matthews (Australia)
  • Julie  Richards (Australia)
  • Tipene Maangi (New Zealand)
  • Hayden Inman (New Zealand)

What do we know about the missing people?

Hayden Inman is presumed to have died on the island. His brother told Newshub Hayden would have "do anything for anyone".

Tour guide Tipene Maangi, 24, is believed to have been on White Island when the volcano erupted. 

Maangi's cousin, Anihera Paku, told Newshub he wasn't supposed to be working on Monday, but was called in to pick up an extra shift and hasn't been heard from since.

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No survivors left on island , say police after disaster leaves up to two dozen people missing . Their names and nationalities were being given to the police , he said. Ardern said police were unable to land on the island because of the danger of another eruption and dangerous, unstable conditions on

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Paku says Maangi is the "laugh of the crowd".

Mother and daughter Julie and Jessica Richards, from Brisbane, are also on the list.

Julie's sister Barbara Whitehead said she called seven hospitals around New Zealand trying to find information. 

"We've rung the hospital; we've rung the cruise line; we've rung the New Zealand police hotline and nobody can tell us anything," Whitehead told ABC.

Julie, 47, and Jessica, 20, were scheduled to return home to Australia in the weekend.

Gavin Dallow, 53, was on the cruise ship with his wife Lisa Dallow, 48, and stepdaughter Zoe Hosking, 15. Lisa was initially listed as missing but was later reported to be in hospital in Hamilton with severe burns. 

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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.

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