it’s unclear how many more people perished other than those confirmed
At White Island, a powerful volcanic eruption has rocked the whole earth around, a small uninhabited volcanic islet sticking up out of the sea in the Bay of Plenty, 50 kilometres offshore of the country’s North Island.
Although details are yet to pour . 50 people were present on the island when the sudden eruption occurred took the visitors by surprise. At the time of writing, several people have been injured, some reportedly with serious burns, and some have been evacuated to the mainland. At least seven people are critically injured.
A number of people on the island are currently unaccounted for. Five people have died, and this number could rise as time goes by. More people remain on the island, and reconnaissance flights over the island suggest that there are no survivors left – but it’s unclear how many more people perished other than those confirmed five.