NZ Island Erupts - Injuries & Missing
Posted 09 December 2019 - 06:16 AM
At this writing -27 missing, 5 dead.
Video in article. Spokeswoman states there may have been 100 people on the island.
I can't imagine being on an island with an eruption underway. Gases and ash covered the area. The island is near Auckland, NZ.
Posted 09 December 2019 - 07:01 AM
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Officials are warning family members to be prepared for the worst. There are survivors, but numbers aren't in yet.
Posted 09 December 2019 - 05:43 PM
Apparently latest numbers reveal 34 have survived. Numbers vary some. No other survivors are expected. Those that have made it are dealing with varying degrees of burns. Many with 90% burns are not expected to survive their injuries.
Though no one has said anything I have spotted in the news, I believe this island will now be off limits except to volcanologists and instrumentation.
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Posted 10 December 2019 - 06:34 AM
Sadly, another fatality from burns today and many remain in hospital.
One report I heard on the news this morning said that the volcano,had gone to a warning level 3 weeks ago and no one understood how tourists could be allowed to go onto the island. I think that may be the understatement of their career for those responsible for allowing the visit.
Historically, this underscores the affect that volcanos play in history. People and cultures have been caught in the path of earth's activities since man walked the earth, and there are almost always severe consequences.
Posted 10 December 2019 - 12:54 PM
A small group braved the risks and retrieved some survivors from the island yesterday.
They do not believe anyone remains alive.
Currently, they are anticipating another eruption.
White Island is NZ's most active volcano, so one has to ask why they allowed anyone on it with an eruption warning in force.