Whakaari/White Island lawsuits claim victims weren't warned of active volcano risks

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Victims and family members of those killed in the Whakaari/White Island eruption have filed a string of lawsuits against cruise operator Royal Caribbean, saying it failed to warn them of the active volcano’s risks.

Twenty-two people, including several passengers on an excursion from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Ovation of the Seas, were killed when the volcano erupted on December 9, 2019.

Court documents filed in the United States and reported this week by local media include claims Royal Caribbean failed to properly impress upon its passengers just how dangerous a visit to the volcano, off the coast of Whakātane, could be.

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