Two more bodies to be retrieved from New Zealand volcano site

World | 13 Dec 2019 6:28 pm

Efforts to retrieve the last two bodies remaining on the New Zealand volcano island Whakaari, or White Island, are expected to continue tomorrow, after six bodies were recovered from the volcano today.

The risky work to return the dead to their loved ones began at first light, almost four days after the eruption which took the lives of 16 people and injured 30, most critically, the New Zealand Herald reports.

Police Commissioner Mike Bush confirmed the police dive team have not found the remaining two bodies yet. "The navy team will work with the police dive team when they return tomorrow. The team are resting now," he said.

Bush said the bodies would be moved by helicopter to Auckland.

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