An unexpected volcanic eruption in New Zealand has trapped dozens of tourists, including several Americans.
White Island, which touts itself as “New Zealand’s most active volcano,” erupted without warning on Sunday, killing five and leaving dozens trapped. Authorities reported that around 50 people were known to be on the island volcano when it erupted, but only 23 have been rescued.
Authorities in New Zealand do not expect the remaining missing people to be found alive, as ash continues to hang in the air on the island.
“No signs of life have been seen at any point,” according to a