Five dead after Volcano erupts at popular tourist destination in New Zealand

FIVE people have been killed in a volcanic eruption in New Zealand, police said.

Monday, 9th December 2019, 9:06 am
Updated Monday, 9th December 2019, 9:09 am
This aerial photo shows White Island after its volcanic eruption in New Zealand. Picture. (George Novak/New Zealand Herald via AP)

The number of people missing on White Island is in double figures, they added.

The island, a favourite with tourists, erupted with a large plume of ash and steam on Monday.

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White Island is north east of the town of Tauranga on North Island, one of New Zealand's two main islands.

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