One Briton is among the eight people still missing following a deadly volcanic eruption in New Zealand, the country’s prime minister Zacinda Ardern has said.
Of the 47 people believed to have been on White Island at the time of the explosion, five people have died, 31 transferred to hospital, and several remain missing, Ms Ardern said.
In their latest update police reaffirmed daring aerial reconnaissance efforts since the blast had turned up “no signs of life” at any point.
“It is now clear there were two groups on the island,” Ms Ardern said in a Tuesday morning press conference. “Those who were able to be evacuated, and those who were close to the eruption.”