Fifteenth fatality following eruption
"Fifteenth fatality following Whakaari / White Island
Please attribute to Deputy Commissioner John
Tims, National Operations Commander
Police can confirm a
further person has died following the eruption on Whakaari /
White Island, bringing the official toll to 15.
was earlier being treated at Waikato Hospital.
remain focused on supporting families at this terrible
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