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Toxic air, gases hamper search for last 2 volcano victims

WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — A second land search of New Zealand s volcanic White Island on Sunday failed to locate the bodies of the last two victims of an eruption that claimed the lives of at least 15 people, most of them tourists. Two four-person teams landed on the island by helicopter early Sunday morning and searched a location thought to be the most likely place where one of the bodies might be. The teams, wearing heavy protective clothing, were using breathing apparatus that allowed them to search for only 75 minutes. They were unable to locate either body and returned to the New Zealand mainland where they...


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