Tremors hinder recovery efforts in New Zealand volcanic island

first_imgNew Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told Reuters emergencyofficials were meeting on Wednesday morning to determine if a recovery effortcould be launched. But a mid-morning update from geological agency GeoNet showedconditions on the uninhabited island remained dangerous, which would likelydelay any recovery. (Reuters) Six people were killed in Monday’s explosion at White Island, whichlies some 50 km (30 miles) off the mainland, with another eight missing andpresumed dead and 30 injured. WHAKATANE – Increasing tremors on a volcanic island in New Zealand havehampered efforts by authorities to recover the bodies of eight people thoughtto be left on the island, two days after it erupted, engulfing dozens oftourists in steam and hot ash.center_img “I’ve spoken to many of those involved in the operation and they arevery, very eager to get back there, they want to bring people’s loved oneshome,” Ardern said. Increasing tremors on have hampered efforts by authorities to recover the bodies of eight people thought to be left on the island, two days after it erupted, engulfing dozens of tourists in steam and hot ash. REUTERSlast_img

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