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Death toll from New Zealand volcano eruption rises to 19

There were 47 people visiting the tourist destination of White Island when the volcano erupted Dec. 9, killing 13 people initially and leaving more than two dozen others hospitalized with severe burns.
In this Dec. 9, 2019, file photo provided by Michael Schade, tourists on a boat look at the eruption of the volcano on White Island, New Zealand.(AP)
In this Dec. 9, 2019, file photo provided by Michael Schade, tourists on a boat look at the eruption of the volcano on White Island, New Zealand.(AP)
Published on Dec 23, 2019 06:39 AM IST
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Wellington | By Associated Press

New Zealand volcano eruption death toll rises to 18 as body search continues

A land search early Sunday failed to find any sign of the missing pair and a sea search resumed in the afternoon amid increasing speculation both could be in the water.
A New Zealand Police helicopter returns to Whakatane Airport after conducting a search for bodies in the aftermath of the eruption of White Island volcano, December 15, 2019.(New Zealand Police / Handout via REUTERS)
A New Zealand Police helicopter returns to Whakatane Airport after conducting a search for bodies in the aftermath of the eruption of White Island volcano, December 15, 2019.(New Zealand Police / Handout via REUTERS)
Published on Dec 15, 2019 11:21 AM IST
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Wellington | By Agence France-Presse

New Zealand divers attempt to recover last 2 volcano victims

Military specialists on Friday recovered six bodies from the island in a carefully planned but risky operation. Two more bodies of victims known to have been on the island could not be located during the four-hour operation, carried out by bomb disposal experts.
Police divers prepare to search the waters near White Island off the coast of Whakatane, New Zealand, Saturday Dec. 14, 2019.(AP)
Police divers prepare to search the waters near White Island off the coast of Whakatane, New Zealand, Saturday Dec. 14, 2019.(AP)
Updated on Dec 14, 2019 11:36 AM IST
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Whakatane, New Zealand | By Associated Press

New Zealand recovers six bodies from volcanic island in high-risk mission

Military personnel worked as quickly as possible after using helicopters to land on White Island, which experts have said still has a 50-60% chance of another eruption in the coming hours.
A New Zealand military team recovered six bodies on Friday from the volcanic island(AP)
A New Zealand military team recovered six bodies on Friday from the volcanic island(AP)
Updated on Dec 13, 2019 06:15 AM IST
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Whakatane/Wellington | By Reuters

Five killed, 24 missing as New Zealand island volcano erupts

The terrifying disaster immediately raised questions of why people were allowed to visit the island some 50 kilometres off mainland New Zealand after scientists had noted an uptick in volcanic activity in recent weeks. White Island is the tip of an undersea volcano.
Thick smoke from the volcanic eruption of Whakaari, also known as White Island, is seen in New Zealand, December 9, 2019, in this image obtained via social media.(@SCH VIA REUTERS)
Thick smoke from the volcanic eruption of Whakaari, also known as White Island, is seen in New Zealand, December 9, 2019, in this image obtained via social media.(@SCH VIA REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 10, 2019 05:50 AM IST
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Wellington | By Associated Press
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