Volcano Eruption In New Zealand Leaves Some Dead And Many Missing


At least five people are dead and several injured and missing after a volcano erupted off the coast of New Zealand.

A tour group from a cruise ship was on White Island earlier today when the blast occurred, sending a massive cloud of ash and steam into the air.

Officials say it’s still too dangerous to try and rescue 20 Australians trapped in the area. It's the first time the volcano, about 30 miles off the northeast New Zealand coast, has erupted since 2001. The volcano has been “rumbling” since September.

Source: Guardian