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New Zealand

Five Dead and Several Injured after Volcano Eruption in New Zealand
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Five Dead and Several Injured after Volcano Eruption in New Zealand

At least five people were killed in a volcano eruption in New Zealand, and about 20 people were injured. Several people are still missing, how much is not clear for the time being.   The volcano erupted on White Island, an uninhabited island in northeastern New Zealand that is popular with tourists. According to New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, there were around 100 people near the island when the volcano erupted at 2.17 pm local time. This concerns both New Zealand and foreign tourists, but precise nationalities have not yet been announced. At least five people were killed in the outburst. The police confirm that. At least 31 people were injured. Four people were admitted to hospital with burn wounds. According to local media, the wounded may be passengers of a cruise ...