White Island Eruption, New Zealand
Six people have been confirmed dead, and eight people are still missing. There are 31 people in hospital after White Island volcano erupts twice.
New Zealand Police now say “to correct an earlier statement, it is too early to confirm whether there will also be a criminal investigation.
There were 47 people in total on the island, 38 of them were from the cruise ship Ovation of the Seas.
Thirty-four injured people and five bodies were taken off the island by heroic rescuers in the face of extreme danger, says PM.
Middlemore Hospital’s burns unit has received the equivalent of a year’s worth of work in one day.
Police say there are no further signs of life on the island, following flyovers late on Monday.
Many of the victims are tourists from Australia, the UK, China, Malaysia and the US.