Dozens Of Tourists Missing After New Zealand’s Volcanic Island Erupts

BBC

Reconnaissance flights over New Zealand’s White Island volcano have not identified any survivors there after Monday’s eruption, police say.

Up to 50 people were believed to be on the island.

Five people are known to have died and 23 were rescued.

Early on Tuesday, police said they believed that anyone who could have been found alive had been evacuated.

“Based on the information we have, we do not believe there are any survivors on the island,” the latest police update said. More

20 Comments on Dozens Of Tourists Missing After New Zealand’s Volcanic Island Erupts

  1. Up to 50 people were believed to be on the island.

    Aww… What a shame…

    and 23 were rescued

    Well… That to the <sarc> right outta me.

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  2. I think tigers are cool. I’d like to pet one, but there’s no way I’m going to get close to one. For this very reason.

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  3. Evidently, they couldn’t find any young virgins to sacrifice in order to appease the Fire God. They also didn’t listen to any of the Volcanologists who warned these tour companies that they were endangering their customers. A few of them lived and learned about the dangers of active volcanos, but most of them died and took their lessons with them.

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  4. American Thinker has an article by a New Zealander listing the many reasons Americans should not move there. This was not on the list.

    The author says he wrote the piece right after the Christchurch attacks, but held off publishing until now. Too bad he didn’t wait a few more days.

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  5. When Mt.St. Helens erupted, it also caught many people in its blast who were close by to view it, even those who were actually at the top of another mountain. Never trust a volcano to be polite to visitors. Even Hawaii can verify that.

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  6. Tourism is a form of conspicuous consumption popular with the same ruling classes that are so worried about global warming. It’s almost like one of their sacraments, like immigration or abortion – it proves how cool you are, because you travel the world and enjoy multi-cultured servants.

    People who aren’t in the tourism biz usually dislike tourists, for good reason. These are the true ugly Americans – think of a wealthy bunch, heavy on the bureaucrats. It’s a good thing when people die of their own stupidity, rather than getting commoners to die

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