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Sixth person dies after New Zealand volcano eruption: police

Eight more people who remain missing are presumed dead after the volcano erupted Monday.

This handout photograph courtesy of Michael Schade shows the volcano on New Zealand's White Island spewing steam and ash minutes following an eruption on 9 December 2019. Picture: AFP

SYDNEY - The death toll from New Zealand's White Island volcano eruption rose to six late Tuesday after an injured person died in an Auckland hospital, police said.

"Police can confirm a further person has died following the eruption on Whakaari/White Island, bringing the official toll to six," a police statement said.

Eight more people who remain missing are presumed dead after the volcano erupted Monday.

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