WORLD Chinese nationals injured in New Zealand's volcanic eruption recover consciousness

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Chinese nationals injured in New Zealand's volcanic eruption recover consciousness

Xinhua

13:51, December 14, 2019

WELLINGTON, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- Both Chinese nationals injured in New Zealand's White Island volcanic eruption have recovered consciousness and are in stable condition, an official from the Chinese embassy told Xinhua on Saturday.

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The Chinese embassy in New Zealand said that the New Zealand police confirmed that none of the 14 dead were Chinese nationals. Although being seriously injured, the treatment effect is good and the duo's conditions are basically stable.

The hospitals were cautiously optimism about the treatment prospects.

Chinese Ambassador to New Zealand Wu Xi visited an injured Chinese national caught by the White Island volcanic eruption in a North Island hospital on Wednesday.

The other injured Chinese was hospitalized in another hospital and was also visited by Chinese diplomats in New Zealand.

New Zealand will observe one minute's silence nationwide at 2:11 p.m. local time on Monday for victims of the White Island volcanic eruption, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Saturday.  

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