Sixth person dies after New Zealand volcano eruption: police

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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.