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New Zealand mourns after deadly volcano eruption

An aerial view of Whakaari, also known as White Island, in New Zealand, December 12, 2019. Police are planning a mission to the volcanic island on Friday to retrieve bodies of people killed in this week's eruption, while the known death toll from the disaster climbed to eight, with two people dying in hospital. Eight more people are missing and presumed dead, buried under ash and debris from Monday's eruption. More than 20 people are in hospital, many with severe burns, while seven others have been transferred to burns units in Australia.

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An aerial view of Whakaari, also known as White Island, in New Zealand, December 12, 2019. Police are planning a mission to the volcanic island on Friday to retrieve bodies of people killed in this week's eruption, while the known death toll from the...more

An aerial view of Whakaari, also known as White Island, in New Zealand, December 12, 2019. Police are planning a mission to the volcanic island on Friday to retrieve bodies of people killed in this week's eruption, while the known death toll from the disaster climbed to eight, with two people dying in hospital. Eight more people are missing and presumed dead, buried under ash and debris from Monday's eruption. More than 20 people are in hospital, many with severe burns, while seven others have been transferred to burns units in Australia. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A police officer hugs a man after Ngati Awa representatives and relatives of the volcano eruption victims leave a ceremony called "Karakia" at Mataatua Marae house in Whakatane, December 12, 2019. There were 47 people on White Island at the time of the eruption. Twenty-four of those were from Australia, nine from the United States, five from New Zealand, four from Germany, two each from China and Britain and one from Malaysia. 

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A police officer hugs a man after Ngati Awa representatives and relatives of the volcano eruption victims leave a ceremony called "Karakia" at Mataatua Marae house in Whakatane, December 12, 2019. There were 47 people on White Island at the time of...more

A police officer hugs a man after Ngati Awa representatives and relatives of the volcano eruption victims leave a ceremony called "Karakia" at Mataatua Marae house in Whakatane, December 12, 2019. There were 47 people on White Island at the time of the eruption. Twenty-four of those were from Australia, nine from the United States, five from New Zealand, four from Germany, two each from China and Britain and one from Malaysia. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A view of White Island after a volcanic eruption December 9, 2019. AUCKLAND RESCUE HELICOPTER TRUST /via REUTERS

A view of White Island after a volcanic eruption December 9, 2019. AUCKLAND RESCUE HELICOPTER TRUST /via REUTERS

A view of White Island after a volcanic eruption December 9, 2019. AUCKLAND RESCUE HELICOPTER TRUST /via REUTERS
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Relatives of the volcano eruption victims react after attending a ceremony called "Karakia" with Ngati Awa representatives, at Mataatua Marae house in Whakatane, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Relatives of the volcano eruption victims react after attending a ceremony called "Karakia" with Ngati Awa representatives, at Mataatua Marae house in Whakatane, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Relatives of the volcano eruption victims react after attending a ceremony called "Karakia" with Ngati Awa representatives, at Mataatua Marae house in Whakatane, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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People on a boat react as smoke billows from the volcanic eruption of Whakaari, also known as White Island, December 9, 2019. INSTAGRAM @ALLESSANDROKAUFFMANN/via REUTERS

People on a boat react as smoke billows from the volcanic eruption of Whakaari, also known as White Island, December 9, 2019. INSTAGRAM @ALLESSANDROKAUFFMANN/via REUTERS

People on a boat react as smoke billows from the volcanic eruption of Whakaari, also known as White Island, December 9, 2019. INSTAGRAM @ALLESSANDROKAUFFMANN/via REUTERS
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Relatives of the volcano eruption victims react after attending a ceremony called "Karakia" with Ngati Awa representatives, at Mataatua Marae house in Whakatane, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Relatives of the volcano eruption victims react after attending a ceremony called "Karakia" with Ngati Awa representatives, at Mataatua Marae house in Whakatane, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Relatives of the volcano eruption victims react after attending a ceremony called "Karakia" with Ngati Awa representatives, at Mataatua Marae house in Whakatane, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A satellite imagery of the White Island volcano after its eruption, December 11, 2019. Satellite image  2019 Maxar Technologies/via REUTERS

A satellite imagery of the White Island volcano after its eruption, December 11, 2019. Satellite image 2019 Maxar Technologies/via REUTERS

A satellite imagery of the White Island volcano after its eruption, December 11, 2019. Satellite image 2019 Maxar Technologies/via REUTERS
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People look at a memorial at the harbor in Whakatane, December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

People look at a memorial at the harbor in Whakatane, December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

People look at a memorial at the harbor in Whakatane, December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Tour guides evacuate tourists on a boat shortly after the volcano eruption on White Island, December 9, 2019. @SCH/via REUTERS

Tour guides evacuate tourists on a boat shortly after the volcano eruption on White Island, December 9, 2019. @SCH/via REUTERS

Tour guides evacuate tourists on a boat shortly after the volcano eruption on White Island, December 9, 2019. @SCH/via REUTERS
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People leave after a ceremony called "Karakia", attended by Ngati Awa representatives and relatives of the volcano eruption victims at Mataatua Marae house in Whakatane, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

People leave after a ceremony called "Karakia", attended by Ngati Awa representatives and relatives of the volcano eruption victims at Mataatua Marae house in Whakatane, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

People leave after a ceremony called "Karakia", attended by Ngati Awa representatives and relatives of the volcano eruption victims at Mataatua Marae house in Whakatane, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Ngati Awa representatives and relatives of the volcano eruption victims hug each other as they arrive for a ceremony called "Karakia" at Mataatua Marae house in Whakatane, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Ngati Awa representatives and relatives of the volcano eruption victims hug each other as they arrive for a ceremony called "Karakia" at Mataatua Marae house in Whakatane, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Ngati Awa representatives and relatives of the volcano eruption victims hug each other as they arrive for a ceremony called "Karakia" at Mataatua Marae house in Whakatane, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Messages are seen at a memorial at the harbor in Whakatane, December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Messages are seen at a memorial at the harbor in Whakatane, December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Messages are seen at a memorial at the harbor in Whakatane, December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Ngati Awa representatives and relatives of the volcano eruption victims arrive for a ceremony called "Karakia" at Mataatua Marae house in Whakatane, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Ngati Awa representatives and relatives of the volcano eruption victims arrive for a ceremony called "Karakia" at Mataatua Marae house in Whakatane, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Ngati Awa representatives and relatives of the volcano eruption victims arrive for a ceremony called "Karakia" at Mataatua Marae house in Whakatane, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A woman holds a flower at a memorial at the harbor in Whakatane, December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A woman holds a flower at a memorial at the harbor in Whakatane, December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A woman holds a flower at a memorial at the harbor in Whakatane, December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A person looks at a memorial at the harbor in Whakatane, December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A person looks at a memorial at the harbor in Whakatane, December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A person looks at a memorial at the harbor in Whakatane, December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A note of condolence is seen at a memorial at the harbor in Whakatane, December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A note of condolence is seen at a memorial at the harbor in Whakatane, December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A note of condolence is seen at a memorial at the harbor in Whakatane, December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Smoke from the volcanic eruption of Whakaari, December 9, 2019. @allessasandrokauffmann/via REUTERS

Smoke from the volcanic eruption of Whakaari, December 9, 2019. @allessasandrokauffmann/via REUTERS

Smoke from the volcanic eruption of Whakaari, December 9, 2019. @allessasandrokauffmann/via REUTERS
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Tour guides evacuate tourists on a boat shortly after the volcano eruption on White Island, December 9, 2019. @SCH/via REUTERS

Tour guides evacuate tourists on a boat shortly after the volcano eruption on White Island, December 9, 2019. @SCH/via REUTERS

Tour guides evacuate tourists on a boat shortly after the volcano eruption on White Island, December 9, 2019. @SCH/via REUTERS
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A person wrapped in a blanket is comforted by emergency services personnel following an eruption of the White Island volcano, in Whakatane, December 9, 2019.   TVNZ via REUTERS TV

A person wrapped in a blanket is comforted by emergency services personnel following an eruption of the White Island volcano, in Whakatane, December 9, 2019. TVNZ via REUTERS TV

A person wrapped in a blanket is comforted by emergency services personnel following an eruption of the White Island volcano, in Whakatane, December 9, 2019. TVNZ via REUTERS TV
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Thick smoke from the volcanic eruption of Whakaari, also known as White Island, is seen at a distance from a vessel, December 9, 2019. @SCH via REUTERS

Thick smoke from the volcanic eruption of Whakaari, also known as White Island, is seen at a distance from a vessel, December 9, 2019. @SCH via REUTERS

Thick smoke from the volcanic eruption of Whakaari, also known as White Island, is seen at a distance from a vessel, December 9, 2019. @SCH via REUTERS
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A person injured by the White Island volcano eruption is wheeled into a waiting ambulance on a stretcher in Whakatane, December 9, 2019. TVNZ via REUTERS TV

A person injured by the White Island volcano eruption is wheeled into a waiting ambulance on a stretcher in Whakatane, December 9, 2019. TVNZ via REUTERS TV

A person injured by the White Island volcano eruption is wheeled into a waiting ambulance on a stretcher in Whakatane, December 9, 2019. TVNZ via REUTERS TV
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An aerial view shows smoke billowing above the crater of Whakaari, also known as White Island, volcano as it erupts, December 9, 2019. GNS Science via REUTERS

An aerial view shows smoke billowing above the crater of Whakaari, also known as White Island, volcano as it erupts, December 9, 2019. GNS Science via REUTERS

An aerial view shows smoke billowing above the crater of Whakaari, also known as White Island, volcano as it erupts, December 9, 2019. GNS Science via REUTERS
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An aerial view shows hikers walking on the crater rim of Whakaari, also known as White Island, shortly before the volcano erupted December 9, 2019. GNS Science via REUTERS

An aerial view shows hikers walking on the crater rim of Whakaari, also known as White Island, shortly before the volcano erupted December 9, 2019. GNS Science via REUTERS

An aerial view shows hikers walking on the crater rim of Whakaari, also known as White Island, shortly before the volcano erupted December 9, 2019. GNS Science via REUTERS
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Smoke billows from Whakaari, also known as White Island, volcano as it erupts December 9, 2019. GNS Science via REUTERS

Smoke billows from Whakaari, also known as White Island, volcano as it erupts December 9, 2019. GNS Science via REUTERS

Smoke billows from Whakaari, also known as White Island, volcano as it erupts December 9, 2019. GNS Science via REUTERS
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