UPDATE: Identification process for Whakaari / White Island victims

The bodies recovered from Whakaari / White Island have been taken to Auckland for the post mortem and disaster victim identification process.

Together with Police DVI experts, forensic pathologists, ESR, odontologists and the Coroner’s office, the process of identifying victims and releasing bodies to families will continue.

An internationally approved process for disaster management identification (DVI) is being followed. The process is stringent and can take some time.

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