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UK News New Zealand Volcano: Two British Women Injured In Eruption On White Island

22:15  09 december  2019
22:15  09 december  2019 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

Seconds before disaster, a camera records hikers inside New Zealand's White Island volcano

  Seconds before disaster, a camera records hikers inside New Zealand's White Island volcano There are fears for the safety of a group of hikers photographed walking near the edge of a White Island's crater just before the New Zealand volcano erupted, killing at least one person.There are fears for the safety of a group of hikers who were photographed walking near the edge of a crater just before a deadly volcanic eruption on New Zealand's White Island.

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Two British women are in hospital after being injured in the volcanic eruption on White Island, the UK High Commissioner to New Zealand has said.

High Commissioner to New Zealand and Samoa Laura Clarke tweeted that her team are offering assistance to the family of two British women hospitalised by the volcanic eruption on White Island.

“We are supporting the family of two (GB) women who have been hospitalised in New Zealand,” she tweeted.

“My team are deploying to offer assistance in person, & we remain in close contact with (NZ) authorities. We will do all we can to help any other Brits who need our help.”

Volcano eruption: At least one Briton among missing or injured

  Volcano eruption: At least one Briton among missing or injured At least one British tourist is among those missing or injured after a volcano erupted in New Zealand, the country's prime minister has said.Jacinda Ardern confirmed that people from New Zealand, Australia, the UK, the US, China and Malaysia were among those affected by the eruption on White Island on Monday.

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern earlier revealed British nationals are among those missing or injured after a volcanic island in New Zealand erupted, killing at least five people.

More than 30 others have been hurt and some remain in a critical condition.

Ardern confirmed that 47 people travelled to White Island on Monday.

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Fears for British couple who have vanished since New Zealand volcano disaster as their son, 35, says he has desperately been trying to make contact .
Mark Rakos, 35, from Darlington, County Durham, said dad Karl, 56 (pictured), and stepmother Debroah, 62, were on a cruise around New Zealand and haven't been in touch since Sunday.Karl Rakos, 56, and wife Deborah, 52, from Darlington, have been listed as missing on an unofficial Red Cross website following the disaster, which struck on Monday.

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