Increased danger at N. Zealand volcano means bodies can’t yet be recovered

Grieving relatives of those killed by an eruption at a New Zealand volcano this week will have to wait for the bodies to be recovered because it’s still too dangerous to step foot on the island, officials said Wednesday.

Fourteen people are feared dead on White Island some 30 miles off the coast of New Zealand’s North Island. They were among 47 tourists — nine from the United States — who were visiting the volcanic island when part of it exploded Monday in a hail of burning ash, steam and gas.

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