Five dead and eight missing after eruption

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New Zealand police have confirmed that five people have died and eight are missing after White Island volcano erupted on Monday as tourists visited.Thirty-four people survived, with 31 still receiving treatment in hospital.Two British women were among those receiving treatment, said the UK High Commissioner to New Zealand, Laura Clarke.Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he “feared” three of the five confirmed dead were Australian.Mr Morrison said that 24 Australians were on board a cruise ship exploring the island in the Bay of Plenty when the volcano erupted. Of those, 13 people had been hospitalised and 11 were unaccounted for, he said.

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