Death toll from Whakaari/White Island eruption rises to 20

As stated by 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.

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