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NZ paramedic says it was 'overwhelming' at volcano

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NZ paramedic says it was 'overwhelming' at volcano

NZ paramedic says it was 'overwhelming' at volcano

Intensive care paramedic Russell Clark describes the moments after he saw the scene of the recent volcano eruption at White Island off the coast of New Zealand.

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NZ paramedic says it was 'overwhelming' at volcano

Eight people were missing and presumed dead on Tuesday (December 10) after a volcanic eruption covered a small New Zealand island popular with tourists in hot ash and steam, killing five people and seriously injuring about 30 more.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said reconnaissance flights showed no signs of life on White Island, as eyewitnesses detailed the horrific burns suffered by some survivors.

Ardern said tourists from Australia, the United States, Britain, China and Malaysia were among the missing and injured, along with New Zealanders.

She has said there would be a government inquiry into the incident.




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