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New Zealand observes a minute’s silence after the deadly volcanic eruptions

New Zealand observed a minute’s silence marking one week since the deadly eruption of White Island volcano. The tribute was held at 14:11 local time  the exact moment of the eruption.
16 deaths have been confirmed while two bodies are still missing. About 20 people remain in intensive care with severe burns.
Earlier on Sunday, divers searched into the water in White Island but were unable to locate the missing bodies. Water searches could be resumed today depending on the weather conditions. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern paid tribute to many people who did extraordinary things to save lives. She said that those who have been lost are now forever linked to New Zealand, and they will be hold close.

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