Five People Confirmed Dead In Volcanic Eruption In New Zealand


NEW ZEALAND (CBS NEWS) — A volcano erupted Monday on a small New Zealand island frequented by tourists, leaving at least five people dead and others injured. The eruption sent a large plume of steam and ash into the sky around 2 p.m. local time on White Island.


Police said they believed there were fewer than 50 people present at the time of the eruption on the volcanic island, but at least five were confirmed killed.


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