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New Zealand Police Recover Bodies after Volcano Erupts

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POLICE in New Zealand plan to recover bodies from White Island where a volcanic eruption killed at least eight people on Friday.

The recovery mission will go ahead despite the risk of another eruption, police said.

“Today is less safe than yesterday, and the day before that,” volcanologist Dr Graham Leonard said.

According to the BBC, at least eight people are thought to be on the island following the eruption on Monday. All are presumed dead.

Police said they were planning a “high-speed recovery” of the bodies.

Eight others have already been confirmed dead, and 20 were in intensive care after suffering burns when the volcano erupted as tourists were visiting.

 

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