| 10.1°C Dublin

Close

At least five people killed and others missing after volcano erupts in New Zealand

  • Number of people remain unaccounted for
  • New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern says incident 'very significant'

Close

This aerial photo shows White Island after its volcanic eruption in New Zealand 
(George Novak/New Zealand Herald via AP)

This aerial photo shows White Island after its volcanic eruption in New Zealand (George Novak/New Zealand Herald via AP)

An aerial view shows smoke bellowing above the crater of Whakaari, also known as White Island, volcano as it erupts in New Zealand
 GNS Science via REUTERS

An aerial view shows smoke bellowing above the crater of Whakaari, also known as White Island, volcano as it erupts in New Zealand GNS Science via REUTERS

/

This aerial photo shows White Island after its volcanic eruption in New Zealand (George Novak/New Zealand Herald via AP)

Five people have been killed and many more are missing after a volcanic island in New Zealand erupted in a tower of ash and steam while dozens of tourists were exploring the moon-like surface.

The site on White Island was still too dangerous hours later for police and rescuers to search for the missing.


Most Watched





Privacy