White Island volcano: New volcanic activity hampers recovery efforts

White Island volcano: New volcanic activity hampers recovery efforts
 

New Zealand's White Island volcano is showing increased seismic activity, putting recovery efforts on hold.
The mountain, also known as Whakaari, erupted on Monday when dozens of tourists were on the island.
So far, six people have been confirmed dead. Eight are missing on the island, presumed dead, while another 25 are in critical condition in hospital.
Meanwhile, the identification process and post mortems of the victims are underway.
Authorities had hoped that on Wednesday they might be able to recover the bodies thought to be on the island.
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11 December 2019 in World News, Views: 33
Source: BBC
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