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Death toll from Whakaari/White Island eruption rises to 20

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Please attribute to Deputy Commissioner John Tims, National Operations Commander

Two people missing presumed deceased following the Whakaari/White Island eruption have now been confirmed as deceased by the Chief Coroner.

The two deceased are Hayden Marshall-Inman of New Zealand and Winona Langford of Australia.

The Chief Coroner has ruled that both Winona and Hayden died on Whakaari/White Island.

The deaths of Winona and Hayden brings the official number of deceased to 20, 18 of whom died in New Zealand and two in Australia.

Issued by Police Media Centre  

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