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New Zealand volcanic eruption: What we know so far

Bouquets of flowers are placed on the waterfront near White Island Tours base in Bay of Plenty
Floral tributes near White Island Tours' base in New Zealand's Bay of Plenty region. Photo: Marty Melville/AFP via Getty Images

Eight people are confirmed to have been killed by Monday's volcanic eruption on New Zealand's Whakaari/White Island, police say.

The latest: New Zealanders and tourists from the U.S., the U.K., Australia, China and Malaysia are among nine people missing, presumed dead on the island. A top health official said authorities had ordered nearly 1,300 square feet of human skin from the U.S. to help treat patients severely burned from the eruption.