Monday, 13 January 2020 - 11:46am |
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Eighteenth death following Whakaari/White Island incident

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Please attribute to Deputy Commissioner John Tims, National Operations Commander

Police can confirm a further person died in an Australian hospital last night as a result of injuries suffered in the Whakaari/White Island eruption.

The death of this person brings the official number of deceased to 18, 16 of whom died in New Zealand and two in Australia.

Issued by Police Media Centre 

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