Volcano Burns Victim Stabilised In Sydney Hospital
The condition of an Australian victim caught in New Zealand's deadly White Island volcano eruption has stabilised in a Sydney hospital.
Five NSW residents in Concord Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital remain critically ill, according to a NSW Health update on Sunday morning.
Three patients evacuated from New Zealand to The Alfred hospital in Melbourne remain in a critical condition.
There are now three NSW victims in stable conditions at local hospitals, while the families of two other NSW victims have requested privacy about their status.
Some 47 people, including 24 Australian citizens and four permanent residents, were on the island when the volcano erupted on Monday.
Nine Australians are confirmed dead, two are presumed to have died and 13 are in hospital after being repatriated with severe burns.
A recovery team returned to New Zealand's White Island on Sunday morning but was unable to retrieve the remains of two people still missing after the eruption.