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Specialist teams hope to recover last 2 volcano victims

WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — Specialist teams were due to return to New Zealand s volcanic White Island on Sunday to resume a land search for the bodies of two victims of an eruption which has now claimed 15 lives. Two four-person teams wearing protective clothing and using breathing apparatuses were to land on the island by helicopter early morning in the hope of finding the bodies which have not been located since the island erupted Dec. 9. They will be wearing the same protective clothing as the eight New Zealand Defence Force personnel who were on the island on Friday, Police Deputy Commissioner John Tims said. However, their breathing apparatus will be different, meaning they will...


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