New Zealand officials now say they will send crews to White Island on Friday to recover the bodies of eight people killed in Monday’s volcanic eruption.
Authorities had been holding off on sending search crews to retrieve the bodies because of the volcano’s continued instability. Seismologists with New Zealand’s GeoNet seismic monitoring agency said Wednesday there remains a 40-to-60 percent chance of another major eruption. Poisonous gas continues to vent out of the volcano’s crater and the island is covered in acidic ash.
The death toll rose Wednesday to eight, as two more victims who had been rescued read more >>>