20 people went missing after a volcano erupted in New Zealand

In New Zealand, a popular tourist volcano erupted, causing about 20 people to go missing and others to be injured.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said some 100 tourists were on or near the Isle of Wight, 30 miles from New Zealand mainland, during a “very significant” eruption at around 2:15 p.m. local time.

“Some of them were missing. Several people were reportedly injured and brought to shore,” she said.

The Prime Minister said there were no confirmed deaths.

According to a representative of the New Zealand St. John’s Emergency Response Team, up to 20 people were injured during the rescue operation.

The most active volcano in New Zealand is the White Island, and scientists have noted a recent surge in volcanic activity on the island.

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