New Zealand volcano eruption: dive teams search for two bodies
December 13, 2019 4:24 pm
New Zealand police have deployed divers to look for two bodies near White Island volcano – after six bodies were retrieved in a recovery operation.
The volcano erupted on Monday with 47 people on the island. Eight people were missing, presumed dead.
Another eight have already been confirmed dead and 20 remain in intensive care with severe burns.
— NZ Defence Force (@NZDefenceForce) December 13, 2019
The retrieval on Friday was launched despite the risk of another eruption.
The recovery had been delayed over safety concerns for the members of any search operation.