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New Zealand volcano eruption - at least five dead

Five people are dead and more fatalities are expected after a volcano erupted on tiny White Island, in New Zealand's Bay of Plenty, on Monday. Police Deputy Commissioner John Tims said 23 people had been taken from White Island in the country’s Bay of Plenty, some of whom are injured. He was unclear about the number who remained and were unaccounted for but said the total number of people on the island when it erupted was fewer than 50.

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