New Zealand volcano: Police wind down search for last missing victims

T TV Wednesday 18/December/2019 18:57 PM
By: Times News Service

New Zealand police believe that the bodies of the two people still missing after a volcano eruption on White Island have been washed out to sea, they announced on Wednesday.

The official death toll from the blast is 16, with dozens more injured when the volcano erupted earlier in December.

Forty-seven people were on the island, a popular destination for tourists located in northern New Zealand when the volcano erupted.

Fourteen of those who were injured are still being treated in hospitals in New Zealand, 13 others have been transferred to Australia.