6 bodies retrieved from New Zealand volcanic island

first_imgThe team was unable to find andrecover the remaining two bodies as the protective equipment they needed towear slowed down the operation.  WHAKATANE – A New Zealand militaryteam recovered six bodies on Friday from the volcanic island that fatallyerupted earlier this week. Members of a rescue crew are seen at the White Island volcano in New Zealand on Dec. 13. NEW ZEALAND DEFENCE FORCE/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS Six of the eight bodies on the islandwere successfully retrieved and taken to a naval patrol vessel for transfer tothe mainland for disaster victim identification.center_img The volcano, a popular touristdestination, erupted on Monday with 47 people on the island. Over two dozen people are in hospitalsacross New Zealand and Australia, most with severe burn injuries.(Reuters)last_img

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