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Wisma Putra confirms one M’sian injured in New Zealand volcano eruption

11 Dec 2019 / 08:06 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian has been seriously injured in the volcanic eruption which shook White Island, New Zealand, Monday.

Wisma Putra has confirmed that the victim is currently in critical condition and is receiving treatment at Christchurch Hospital.

“However, the Malaysian High Commission in Wellington has not yet received further information on a Malaysian citizen who was reported dead,“ Wisma Putra said in a statement yesterday.

Those affected or are at the scene of the disaster are advised to contact the High Commission at +64-4385 2439 / +64-4801 5659 / +64-210 440 188 (Emergency) or via email at mwwellington@kln.gov.my.

A volcano erupted on White Island, also known as Whakaari, situated 48km from the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, as a group of tourists were visiting the island.

So far, local authorities have confirmed that eight people are missing, while six were killed and more than 30 injured in the incident which occurred at 2.11pm local time (9.11am Malaysian time). — Bernama

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