1 dead as New Zealand volcano erupts

first_imgTourists were seen walking inside therim of the White Island crater just moments before the eruption – which beganaround 14:11 local time (01:11 GMT). NEW ZEALAND – At least one dead andseveral unaccounted for, after a volcano erupted here on Monday, police said,adding 23 people were rescued.   An aerial view shows smoke bellowing above the crater of Whakaari, also known as White Island, volcano as it erupts in New Zealand on Dec. 9, in this image obtained via social media. GNS SCIENCE VIA REUTERS Despite that, the island is a touristdestination with frequent day tours and scenic flights available.    White Island, also known as Whakaari,is off the coast of North Island – and is one of New Zealand’s most activevolcanoes. It has several eruptions over the years, most recently in 2016, butno one was hurt.(BBC)last_img read more