Eighteenth death after Whakaari/White Island incident

As stated by Deputy Commissioner John Tims, National Operations Commander

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.

The death of this person brings the official number of deceased to 18, 16 of whom died in New Zealand and two in Australia.

/NZ Police Public Release. View in full here.