White Island volcano eruption: police divers search sea for missing bodies

White Island volcano eruption: police divers search sea for missing bodies
 

Police and navy divers have returned to the waters around New Zealand’s White Island where authorities are increasingly convinced a seventh and eighth body could be found following Monday’s volcanic eruption.
But there was no resumption of the ground search on Saturday as authorities consider the next steps in their retrieval operation.
There were 47 people on the island, also known as Whakaari, during the blast.
Eight were killed close to the crater and the retrieval of those bodies has been the focus of a joint police-defence mission.
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14 December 2019 in World News, Views: 31
Source: Guardian
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