New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says there are no signs of life on White Island following the volcanic eruption. She said the focus is now on recovery and to return loved ones, once the island is safe.
Thirteen people are presumed to have died, five of whom are confirmed dead and eight are still missing on the island.
The volcano erupted yesterday as tourists were visiting the popular attraction. Thirty-four people survived, with 31 still receiving treatment in hospital.
Among those hit by the eruption are people from New Zealand, Australia, China, Malaysia, the US and the UK.