Four more names of Whakaari / White Island tragedy released - sixteenth victim dies
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Posted December 15, 2019
Police released the names of four more people who died following Monday’s Whakaari/White Island eruption.
One was a New Zealander and three others were from Australia.
The New Zealander was 24-year-old Tipene James Te Rangi Ataahua Maangi.
The Australian victims are:
Zoe Ella Hosking, 15,
Gavin Brian Dallow, 53,
and Anthony James Langford, 51.
Police have confirmed a further person injured in the Whakaari / White Island eruption, and later repatriated to Australia, sadly died yesterday.
This person will come under Australia’s coronial jurisdiction.As a result, New Zealand authorities will not be responsible for releasing this person’s name.
The official number of deceased is now 16 – this includes 15 people who died in New Zealand and one person in Australia.