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Investigation Launched Into Deaths And Injuries Caused By Volcano In NZ

An investigation has been launched into the deaths and injuries caused by a volcanic eruption in New...
Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

6:48 AM - 10 Dec 2019



Investigation Launched Into De...

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Investigation Launched Into Deaths And Injuries Caused By Volcano In NZ

Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

6:48 AM - 10 Dec 2019



An investigation has been launched into the deaths and injuries caused by a volcanic eruption in New Zealand.

At least five people were killed and dozens injured on White Island - eight people are still missing.

47 people had been on the volcano's slopes when it blew - despite scientists noting a rise in activity in recent weeks.

A week before the eruption, the island's volcanic activity level was increased to level two, which is deemed safe for tours to operate.

Deputy Police Commissioner John Tims said that Work Safe New Zealand has opened a health and safety investigation into the eruption on the privately-owned island which attracts more than 10,000 visitors a year.

 



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