New Zealand Volcano – level 3

18-12-2019 15:00

Authorities in New Zealand have decided to recover bodies from White Island after Monday´s volcanic eruption.

There were 47 people on the island at the time of the eruption, and at least 8 people were confirmed dead while many more were treated for severe burns.

Earlier this week, search and rescue efforts stopped because experts warned of another potential eruption. Scientists said that there was a 40 to 60 percent chance of another eruption within the next 24 hours.

Officials said that they will make every effort to recover the bodies and return them to their families. However, there are several problems that affect their plans, including conditions on the island and the weather.

Difficult words: recover (to find something lost), severe (very great or intense), effort (an activity to achieve something)

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