No more survivors on New Zealand island after volcano eruption

White Island Tour operators rescuE people minutes after the volcano on New Zealand's White Island erupted on December 9, 2019. PHOTO | MICHAEL SCHADE | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Police said some 50 people were visiting White Island when it exploded in the early afternoon.
  • Some 23 people made it off the island, five of whom have since died, the rest were being treated for injuries, including severe burns.
  • Deputy commissioner John Tims said volcanic activity made rescue attempts by land too dangerous.



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