World American brothers, 13 and 16, killed in New Zealand volcano eruption

18:41  12 december  2019
18:41  12 december  2019 Source:   today.com

One dead in New Zealand volcano eruption, more fatalities likely

  One dead in New Zealand volcano eruption, more fatalities likely At least one person was left in a critical condition when New Zealand's White Island volcano erupted suddenly on Monday, leaving authorities scrambling to treat the injured and find those unaccounted for. "Of those transported to shore, at least one has been critically injured."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.

Two teenage boys with Chicago ties are dead after volcano erupts in New Zealand , their Matthew Hollander, 13 , and Berend Hollander, 16 , died after being taken to a hospital following the explosion Monday The couple has been missing following a volcano eruption on New Zealand 's White Island.

At least five people are dead after the White Island volcano exploded on Monday. Dozens of tourists were exploring the island at the time and many are believed to be missing.

A pair of teen brothers originally from the Chicago area are dead and their parents are still missing after a volcano erupted this week while they were on New Zealand's White Island.

Berend "Ben" Hollander, 16, and his brother Matthew, 13, are the first Americans confirmed to have died after they succumbed to their injuries at the hospital following the eruption, officials from their school said in a statement.

"It is with the greatest sadness that I can confirm that Matthew Hollander and Berend (known as ‘Ben’) Hollander have passed away in hospital as a result of injuries sustained in the White Island volcano eruption," the headmaster of Knox Grammar School said in a letter obtained by NBC News. "Please take some time to reflect on the lives of Matthew and Ben and this devastating loss for our community."

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The boys were on the island with their parents, Martin Hollander, 48, and Barbara Hollander, 50, who have been listed as missing, according to the school.

The boys were born in the Chicago area and then the family moved to Sydney a few years ago, according to the Chicago Tribune.

“They were a great family," a former neighbor told the newspaper. "It was very disturbing to learn what happened."

Matthew Hollander played basketball and squash at the school and was also part of the debate team.

"He was always enthusiastic about life and was actively involved in school and year group activities,'' headmaster Scott James said in a statement.

Ben had "a passion" for baseball as well as Australian rules football, camping and spending time outdoors.

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.

The Hollander brothers , 13 and 16 , were born in the Chicago area and lived with their parents in Australia, according to reports. A pair of U.S.-born teenage brothers have been identified as victims of the New Zealand volcano eruption , while their parents remain missing.

American newlyweds on their honeymoon were injured when a volcano off the coast of New Zealand erupted on Monday – and more US tourists are said Concerned mother Barbara said she received a troubling message from her son-in-law Matthew, which said ‘there had been a volcano eruption and

"Ben’s engaging smile and quirky sense of humor made him a good mate to his close group of friends and a welcome member to every classroom,'' James said.

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Police believe 47 people were on the island when the volcano erupted, nine of them American.

At least eight people have died and eight more are missing and presumed dead, according to officials. Matt and Lauren Urey, an American couple who were visiting the island on their honeymoon, are in critical condition after suffering severe burns.

Married couple Rick and Ivy Reed from Massachusetts also suffered burns and are out of surgery and in stable condition.

A dangerous mission by the New Zealand military to recover eight bodies from the island, where the volcano has been at its most active in years, was set to begin on Thursday.

Authorities have been using reconnaissance flights and drones to pinpoint where six of the bodies are located and have not been able to find the other two.

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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