Volcanic eruptions in New Zealand requires its 16. fatal

16 people have now died following Monday's eruption of the volcano on White Island in New Zealand. Two persons still missing. A 16. person has died of his in

Volcanic eruptions in New Zealand requires its 16. fatal

16 people have now died following Monday's eruption of the volcano on White Island in New Zealand. Two persons still missing.

A 16. person has died of his injuries after a volcanic eruption in New Zealand on Monday. He died in a hospital in Australia on Saturday.

The police in New Zealand on Sunday, according to the New Zealand Herald.

Two people still missing after the eruption of the volcano on the White Island for six days ago. Those looking divers from the police and fleet in the water around the volcanic island.

the Work to find and remove the last two equal "is hard for everyone," says deputy police commissioner Mike Clement on Sunday afternoon local time.

He assures at the same time, the police do not give up, and that you will do anything to retrieve the bodies home to their loved ones.

- We understand how frustrating it is for their loved ones, as want to get them home, he says, according to the New Zealand Herald.

Police have been searching for the two missing in the water around White Island and on the island itself.

on Sunday morning led rescue workers on White Island in 75 minutes which was as long as they had oxygen to be there.

With the two missing presumed 18 people that have lost their lives in the eruption of the volcano.

26 people are hospitalized with severe injuries and extensive burns following the natural disaster.

on Saturday informed the prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, there will be held a minute's silence on Monday at 14.11 local time - exactly one week after the disaster - to the memory of the victims.

- no matter where in New Zealand or the world you are, so is this a moment where we can stand together with those who have lost loved ones in this extraordinary tragedy, she said in a statement according to the news agency dpa.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 15 December 2019, 05:00

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