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New Zealand eruption death toll rises to 18 as body search continues

Dec 15, 2019 - 11:04 AM

(UPDATED) The death toll now stands at 18 after an Australian victim who had been repatriated to Sydney died in hospital almost a week after the deadly eruption

RESCUE EFFORTS. This handout photo taken on December 9, 2019 and released on December 10, 2019 from the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust shows the view from a rescue helicopter as it heads toward the smoldering White Island volcano off the coast of New Zealand's North Island. Photo by Handout/Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust/AFP

New Zealand troops retrieve 6 bodies in daring volcano mission

Dec 13, 2019 - 8:09 AM

An military team is dispatched to recover 8 bodies that remain on New Zealand's most active volcano, which sits semi-submerged 50 kilometers out to sea

An airforce helicopter leaves Whakatane airport as it assists with the recovery of the 8 bodies on White Island who perished in the December the 9th White Island eruption, in New Zealand, on December 13, 2019. Intensifying fears of another eruption frustrated efforts to recover bodies from New Zealand's White Island on December 11, as the official death toll from the volcano disaster rose to eight. Police said two people died in hospital overnight, taking the confirmed number of fatalities to eight, with the bodies of another eight people believed to be on the island. Marty MELVILLE / AFP