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At least one Malaysian feared dead in New Zealand volcano eruption

This aerial photo shows White Island after its volcanic eruption.

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KUALA LUMPUR — Dec. 10, 2019: At least one Malaysian is among eight people feared dead after a volcano erupted on New Zealand’s White Island yesterday.

A Facebook post by the Malaysian High Commission in Wellington today stated that the commission was informed of this by authorities over there.

When contacted by Bernama today, a spokesperson at the High Commission said they were in the process of gathering information and having a meeting.

A volcanic eruption occurred on White Island, also known as Whakaari, 48 kilometres off the Bay of Plenty area on North Island, shooting a huge plume of ash and steam into the air when a group of tourists were visiting. So far eight people are unaccounted for and search and rescue efforts are continuing. 

Anyone requiring consular assistance may contact the High Commission by telephone at +64-43852439 / +64-210440188 (after hours) or email mwwellington@kln.gov.my.

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