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World One dead in New Zealand volcano eruption, more fatalities likely

08:40  09 december  2019
08:40  09 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

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A level four alert indicates moderate volcanic eruption and hazards on and near volcano . 6:35pm: Police have confirmed there has been at least one fatality in the White Island eruption , with more likely . The island off the Bay of Plenty coast is New Zealand ’s most active cone volcano .

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. Police have said it is "too dangerous" to carry out rescues. One person was reported dead and several others injured, with many more

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New Zealand police said at least one person was killed and more fatalities were likely, after an island volcano popular with tourists erupted Monday, leaving dozens stranded.

"I can confirm there is one fatality" said deputy commissioner John Tims. "There is a number still remaining on the island who are currently unaccounted for," he added, "at this stage, it is too dangerous for police and rescue services to go to the island."

Newlyweds burned by volcanic eruption on New Zealand honeymoon cruise

  Newlyweds burned by volcanic eruption on New Zealand honeymoon cruise Lauren and Matt Urey were touring the White Island volcano Monday on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Ovation of the Seas when it erupted.The newlyweds, Lauren and Matt Urey of Richmond, were touring the White Island volcano on the Royal Caribbean cruise Ovation of the Seas, according to WTVR-TV.

A volcano on a small New Zealand island frequented by tourists erupted with a large plume of ash Ardern said there were no confirmed fatalities . St. John medical responders said in a statement they Cameras providing a live feed from the volcano showed more than half a dozen people inside the rim

Previous New Zealand volcanic eruption (Image: GETTY). This is the second highest warning level and should be viewed as a “moderate eruption ”. It comes as the nation was struck with more bad luck when around 1 ,000 tourists were left stranded at a popular resort in New Zealand after a horrific

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed some of those caught up in the disaster were foreigners. "We know that there were a number of tourists on or around the island at the time, both New Zealanders and visitors from overseas."

No luck in search for remaining bodies on New Zealand volcano .
Search teams returned to New Zealand's volcanic White Island on Sunday but there was no sign of two bodies still unaccounted for after last week's eruption, as police released the names of four more victims. We understand completely how frustrating it is for loved ones who want the bodies back," deputy police commissioner Mike Clement said when the land search party of eight police officers returned to the mainland. He said there was "every chance" both corpses were in the water but the divers were "satisfied that the area we searched near the jetty is clear of the bodies".

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