Eruption fears halt plans to get bodies off volcano
Thursday, 12 December 2019 *Whakatane:* Fears of another eruption at the New Zealand volcano believed to have killed 15 people made it too dangerous for emergency teams to recover bodies, police said Wednesday, as doctors fought to save survivors who suffered horrific burns.
The official death toll after Monday's explosion on White Island stands at six,...
It is still too dangerous for rescue workers to recover bodies from the scene of the New Zealand volcano disaster, officials said on Wednesday. There is a 40% to 60% chance of a second eruption in the coming days, scientist Graham Leonard told a news conference in Wellington.