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Nearly all of the victims come from Australia

New Zealand police have accomplished the identification of the 18 victims of the White Island volcano, greater than every week after it erupted.

The names and nationalities of 17 individuals have been launched, however one one that died in an Australian hospital was not publicly named.

Two of these named are nonetheless lacking – presumed to be lifeless close to the island.

However poor climate has compelled police to postpone the seek for them.

There have been 47 individuals on the island when the eruption befell final Monday.

About 20 individuals nonetheless stay in intensive care with extreme burns, together with 19-year-old Jesse Langford, the one member of his household who is assumed to have survived.

The victims who died on account of the incident vary from 13 – 53 in age and hail primarily from Australia and the US, police stated.


Richard Aaron Elzer, 32, from Australia

Barbara Jean Hollander, 49, from the US

Berend Lawrence Hollander, 16, from the US

Matthew Robert Hollander, 13, from the US

Martin Berend Hollander, 48, from Australia

Julie Richards, 47, from Australia

Jessica Richards, 20, from Australia

Krystal Eve Browitt, 21, from Australia

Tipene Maangi, 24, from New Zealand

Zoe Ella Hosking, 15, from Australia

Gavin Brian Dallow, 53, from Australia

Karla Michelle Mathews, 32, from Australia

Jason David Griffiths, 33, from Australia

Kristine Elizabeth Langford, 45, from Australia

Anthony James Langford, 51, from Australia

The 2 individuals who have been named lacking – however are presumed lifeless – are:

Winona Jane Langford, 17, from Australia

Hayden Bryan Marshall-Inman, 40, from New Zealand.

Police say they’re nonetheless looking for the remaining two and extra search missions may very well be carried out afterward Tuesday, topic to climate.

One man from White Island, additionally recognized by its Maori title Whakaari, advised Radio New Zealand that situations across the island made it exhausting for searches to be carried out.

“It is an especially tough coast line round White Island, plenty of rocky outcrops, inaccessible areas,” Phil van Dusschoten stated.

An investigation into the catastrophe has been opened, with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern saying there have been nonetheless “inquiries to be requested and answered”.

Ms Ardern, alongside along with her cupboard, led the nation in a minute of silence on Monday in respect for the victims.