New Zealand volcano: Five people dead after White Island eruption, police say

Posted In: News Date:Dec 9th, 2019

Five people have died in the White Island volcanic eruption in New Zealand, police have said.

Emergency workers are unable to access the island, located in the Bay of Plenty.

White Island exploded with ash and steam on Monday while some 50 people were nearby, authorities said earlier. Download the new

"My family and I had gotten off it 20 minutes before, were waiting at our boat about to leave when we saw it,"