Sixteenth fatality after Whakaari / White Island eruption

As stated by Deputy Commissioner John Tims, National Operations Commander

Police can confirm 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.

Australian Federal Police has worked closely with our Police over the last week.

/NZ Police Public Release. View in full here.