Published: Tue, January 14, 2020
Global News | By Blake Casey

Whakaari/White Island: Another dies in hospital, death toll at 18

Whakaari/White Island: Another dies in hospital, death toll at 18

They are Stephanie Browitt and Lisa Dallow, 48, of Adelaide. The majority of those who died - and whose names have been released - were from Australia.

"We are sad to inform that one of the three patients The Alfred received from the volcano tragedy has passed away", the hospital said in a statement.

"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", NZ deputy police commissioner John Tims said.

Two others are still missing since the incident and presumed dead.

Krystal had turned 21 shortly before the Browitt family went on a cruise on the liner Ovation of the Seas.

Maria Browitt, the wife and mother of the victims, had remained on a ship while her family took a day trip to the island.

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The death toll stands at 18, following a death in an Australian hospital. The hospital would not say which of the women was critical.

There were 47 people, mostly tourists, on or near the White Island volcano when it erupted on December 9.

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Dallow's husband Gavin Dallow, 53, and daughter Zoe Hosking, 25, were killed on the island.

New Zealand authorities are investigating the circumstances around the disaster.

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