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White Island eruption: too unsafe to retrieve bodies as volcanic activity rises

Authorities have no timeline for recovering bodies as experts measure ‘significant increase’ in volcanic activity25 people critical after White Island eruption - latest updatesPolice have said 25 of the survivors of the White Island eruption are in a critical condition, as authorities said they could not commit to a timeline for retrieving the eight bodies left on the island because volcanic activity was still too high.On Wednesday police acting assistant commissioner Bruce Bird said rescue teams were taking advice from an expert volcanic advisory group in Wellington, but it was still “too unsafe” to attempt landing on the volcano. Continue reading...


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