Police Launch Probe Into New Zealand Volcano Deaths
Muhammad Irfan 1 month ago Tue 10th December 2019 | 11:39 AM
New Zealand police on Tuesday announced an investigation into how an eruption at the White Island volcano led to an estimated 13 deaths
Wellington, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 10th Dec, 2019 ) :New Zealand police on Tuesday announced an investigation into how an eruption at the White Island volcano led to an estimated 13 deaths.
The threat level at the volcano was raised in the week before Monday's disaster, prompting questions about whether tour groups should have been allowed to visit the popular destination off the North Island coast.
Police said in a statement that they "commenced an investigation into the circumstances of the deaths and injuries" at the volcano.
No reason for the reversal was immediately provided.
The investigation would run parallel to a probe conducted by the workplace watchdog Work Safety New Zealand.
"We take our steer from (government geoscience agency) GNS, who send us a report telling us what the activity levels are, if it's deemed level two, which it was yesterday," chairman Paul Quinn told TVNZ.
He said two of the company's guides were unaccounted for after the eruption.