New Zealand Files Charges Over White Island Volcano Deadly Eruption


New Zealand’s workplace safety regulator has filed charges against 13 parties after an investigation into a volcanic eruption that killed 22 people last year.

The eruption on White Island, also known as Whakaari, came without warning just after 2 p.m. on Dec. 9 when 47 people were onshore. The majority of those killed were tourists from countries including the U.S., Australia and Malaysia who were on a cruise around New Zealand. Dozens more were injured in the eruption, which shot an ash cloud 12,000 feet into the sky and…



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