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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.

A survivor of the fatal Whaakaari Volcanic eruption in New Zealand is removed on a stretcher from a RAAF C-130 Hercules at Sydney Airport in SydneyImage: AAP.

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.

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Death Toll From New Zealand Volcano Eruption Rises Amid Challenging Recovery Efforts

The official death toll from the volcanic eruption on White Island has risen to 15, according to New Zealand police, as divers continue to search for the bodies of two remaining victims.

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.

An Aerial view of White Island located in Bay of Plenty. Image: Phil Yeo/Getty Images.

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.

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Recovery Teams Return To White Island, Search For Two Remaining Bodies

A recovery team has returned to New Zealand's White Island in a bid to retrieve the remains of those still missing after a volcanic eruption.