Bodies have been sighted on Whakaari/White island by reconnaissance flights this morning.
Five people were confirmed dead yesterday, as of Tuesday morning eight people are still missing another 31 are in hospital In a news conference it was confirmed there were two explosions in quick succession.
There were two groups on the island at the time of the eruptions.
The missing and injured includes people from New Zealand, Australia, United States, United Kingdom, China, and Malaysia.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to Kim Hill.