New Zealand volcano popular with tourists erupts

Wellington
New Zealand”s White Island volcano erupted suddenly on Monday, prompting fears for a group of visitors seen walking on the crater floor moments before.
The country”s National Emergency Management Agency, said a “moderate volcanic eruption is occurring at White Island and is hazardous in the immediate vicinity of the volcano.
Cameras providing a live feed from the volcano showed more than half a dozen people walking inside the rim at 2:10 pm local time (0110 GMT), before images went dark when the eruption occurred minutes later.
The local mayor said he feared there had been “injuries” in the eruption.

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