After a volcano erupted Monday on New Zealand’s Whakaari, at least six people are dead, with eight more missing and feared dead at the time of publication. Thirty-one people people are currently hospitalized with severe burns and the death toll is expected to rise.
The volcano erupted at 2:11 PM local time, spewing a large plume of ash. Police believe there are likely no survivors among the missing. There were 47 people on the island at the time of the eruption, including many foreign nationals.