White Island Eruption

Countdown to Disaster: White Island Eruption

1 x 45 minutes for TVNZ1 (2020)

Countdown to Disaster: White Island Eruption examines the days, minutes, and seconds leading up to the deadly 2019 eruption that killed 22 people and left 26 more with life changing injuries – some victims still in intensive care months after the tragedy. Witness the event through the eyes of the people who were there, many of whom are only now coming out of hospital, and through the rescue workers who risked their own lives, plus the scientists who have been studying the volcano for years and know it intimately. Countdown to Disaster tells of a natural disaster no-one saw coming, yet was completely avoidable.


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