100 people were on or near the volcano, as it erupted, informs the prime minister Jacinda Ardern.
A volcano has gone in the eruption on White Island in New Zealand on Monday. The volcanic island is located about 50 kilometers from the east coast of New Zealand's north island.
New Zealand's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, informs, according to the news agency Reuters, that 100 people were on or near the island when the volcano erupted.
Several persons "may not be ready for," she says at a news conference.
- All our thoughts go out to those affected at this time, said the prime minister.
the New Zealand national disaster response warns that it is dangerous to reside in the vicinity of the volcano, also known as Whakaari.
the Volcano went after several weeks of rumblings erupted on Monday afternoon shortly after two o'clock local time.
the Newspaper New Zealand Herald writes that "several people have reportedly critically injured". This has not been confirmed from official team.
Meanwhile, informs the ambulance service St. Johns, 20 people are receiving treatment.
According to the Daily Mail confirms Judy Turner, who is the mayor of the town of Whakatane, located on the country's northern island, that the tourists have been injured in the eruption.
Several rescue helicopters are on the way to the site, and there has been created a katastrofecenter at Whakatane Hospital.
Footage from a camera which is mounted on the volcanic island, showing people walking towards the volcano just before it erupts, writes the New Zealand Herald.
In november raised the the authorities the alert level for an outbreak on the White Island for the two, because researchers had observed the increasing volumes of sulphur dioxide - a principal indicator of rising magma deep inside the volcano.
on Monday afternoon the alert level was raised to four, which is the second-highest step on the scale.
It writes the New Zealand Herald.
White Island is a so-called stratovolcano, which is built up of many layers of lava.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 09 December 2019, 05:00