Disasters
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Death toll rises in New Zealand volcano disaster

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/10/19, 10:40 am

A sixth victim of the White Island volcano eruption died overnight in an Auckland, New Zealand, hospital. Eight more people are believed dead, but rescuers have not been able to reach them. Forty-seven people, including nine Americans and 24 Australians, were on the island at the time of the catastrophe on Monday.

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Deadly volcano erupts in New Zealand

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/09/19, 11:04 am

At least five people died when the volcano on White Island, New Zealand, erupted on Monday. About 50 people were on the island, including at least 30 passengers from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. Authorities have rescued 18 people, many of whom had severe burns and other injuries. Police don’t expect to find any more survivors, and rescue teams were unable to return to the island due to falling ash and toxic gases.

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Associated Press/Photo by Hektor Pustina

Albania quake toll rises

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/27/19, 10:22 am

Emergency workers in Albania on Wednesday used drones and dogs to keep searching for survivors in the rubble left by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake. The death toll rose to 26, with 20 people still missing. The Balkan nation recorded at least 250 aftershocks since the Tuesday morning quake, which struck 19 miles northwest of the capital city of Tirana.

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