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Seventeenth person dies following Whakaari / White Island incident

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Whakaari / White Island

Please attribute to Deputy Commissioner John Tims, National Operations Commander:
Police can confirm a further person has died in Middlemore Hospital last night following the Whakaari / White Island eruption.

Police were advised of the death shortly before 11pm.

The death of this person brings the official number of deceased to 17, 16 of whom died in New Zealand and one in Australia.


Issued by Police Media Centre

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