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White Island volcano: Rescuer tells of 'Chernobyl'-like scene

White Island volcano: Rescuer tells of 'Chernobyl'-like scene
Tuesday 10
14:20 2019

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Paramedic Russell Clark: "Everything was blanketed in ash" A paramedic who flew to New Zealand's White Island to rescue tourists after Monday's volcanic eruption has said the scene was like something out of "the Chernobyl mini-series". "Everything was blanketed in ash," Russell Clark told TVNZ. Dozens of tourists were on the island at the time. Six have been confirmed dead. Eight others are feared to have died and about 30 have serious burns. New Zealand's PM Jacinda Ardern praised the crews of four rescue helicopters. "Those pilots made an incredibly brave ...

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Summary: A paramedic who saved tourists says conditions were like something from "the Chernobyl mini-series".

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