Sixth person has died after eruptions

New Zealand's prime minister says that there is no hope of finding survivors after Monday's eruptions. Another person died in connection with a violent erup

Sixth person has died after eruptions

New Zealand's prime minister says that there is no hope of finding survivors after Monday's eruptions.

Another person died in connection with a violent eruption of the volcano on White Island in New Zealand on Monday. The person died after treatment at the hospital.

It informs the new zealand police on Tuesday morning Danish time.

This is six persons died, while eight people reported still missing, and 31 persons are admitted to the hospital.

Police in New Zealand on Tuesday morning opened a criminal investigation of the circumstances, inform the superintendent John Tims at a news conference.

- I can now confirm that we will initiate a criminal investigation of the circumstances surrounding the deaths and the kvæstelserne on White Island, he says, according to AFP news agency.

It was a total of 47 persons on the volcanic island of White Island, as the Monday went in the outbreak.

It was four tourists from Germany, two from the united kingdom, 24 from Australia, nine from the UNITED states, two from China and one from Malaysia.

in Addition, there were five local tourists from New Zealand.

The police according to news agency Reuters.

New Zealand's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, expressed earlier Tuesday, "incredible sadness" and said that there was no longer hope of finding survivors.

in addition to the five dead and eight missing people is 31 people admitted to hospitals with various degrees of burns.

27 of the injured have burns over 71 percent of the body, informs the authorities on Tuesday morning Danish time.

Some have burns on over 90 percent of the body. Thus, it is not certain that all of the inpatients will survive, underlines the authorities.

Former mayor of the city of Whakatane, Tony Bonne told on Tuesday to the newspaper the New Zealand Herald, that an experienced guide on the White Island are among the dead.

- A young energetic man has lost his life, said the former mayor.

Tourists were seen going down into the crater on the volcanic island of White Island, immediately before the outbreak happened.

The successful emergency personnel to evacuate 23 people from the island, after the volcano erupted on Monday afternoon local time.

There are no reports of danes in the area, announced the foreign ministry's Citizen service on Monday.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 10 December 2019, 10:00

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