White Island eruption: 'too unsafe' to retrieve bodies as volcanic activity rises

White Island eruption: 'too unsafe' to retrieve bodies as volcanic activity rises
 

Police have said 25 of the survivors of the White Island eruption are in a critical condition, as authorities said they could not commit to a timeline for retrieving eight bodies likely to be on the island because volcanic activity remained too high.
On Wednesday police acting assistant commissioner Bruce Bird said rescue teams were taking advice from an expert volcanic advisory group in Wellington but it was still too unsafe to attempt landing on the volcano.
GeoNet volcanologist Craig Miller said White Island’s alert level remained at three but “volcanic tremor significantly increased” on... read more

 
11 December 2019 in World News, Views: 32
Source: Guardian
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