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White Island death toll rises to 20 confirmed

Two people missing presumed deceased following the Whakaari/White Island eruption on December 9, 2019 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.

While White Island tours are still closed, neighbouring Moutohorā/Whale Island has resumed tours for the time being.

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