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New Zealand volcano: Police say six bodies recovered

An aerial view of the Whakaari, also known as White Island volcano.

An aerial view of the Whakaari, also known as White Island volcano.   | Photo Credit: REUTERS

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The eight-strong military team was dispatched to recover eight bodies that remained on New Zealand's most active volcano, which sits semi-submerged 50 kilometres (30 miles) out to sea.

A team of elite New Zealand soldiers airlifted six bodies from the volatile White Island volcano Friday, police said, in a mission carried out under the ever-present threat of another eruption.

AFP witnessed two military helicopters set off from Whakatane airport at first light for the offshore volcano, where an eruption last Monday is believed to have killed at least 16 people and severely injured dozens more.

The eight-strong military team was dispatched to recover eight bodies that remained on New Zealand's most active volcano, which sits semi-submerged 50 kilometres (30 miles) out to sea.

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Printable version | Jan 22, 2020 11:37:09 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/new-zealand-volcano-police-say-six-bodies-recovered/article30292176.ece

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