Whakaari / White Island – work continues to enable recovery

Work is continuing today to enable the recovery of the eight people who remain unaccounted for on Whakaari / White Island following yesterday’s eruption.

Recovering the remaining victims and returning them to their loved ones is an absolute priority for NZ Police.

Police are working closely with experts from GNS Science to get an understanding of the current environment on Whakaari / White Island and the likelihood of any further volcanic activity, as well as any risks posed to recovery teams by gases in the atmosphere.

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