Australian man is 20th fatality from New Zealand volcanic eruption

Cheryl Sanders
January 14, 2020

The majority of the previously named victims after the powerful eruption of White Island, also known by its Māori name of Whakaari, were Australian citizens or permanent residents.

Krystal had turned 21 shortly before the Browitt family went on a cruise on the liner Ovation of the Seas.

A man who died in an Australian hospital became the 20th casualty of a New Zealand volcanic eruption more than a month ago, officials said on Monday.

The hospital is continuing to give specialized burn care to the two other patients transferred there.


Of 23 victims who remain in hospitals in New Zealand and Australia, at least five are listed as in critical condition, health authorities said.

Another person has died, succumbing to their injuries, following the Whakaari/White Island eruption a year ago.

More than a month since the deadly Whakaari/White Island volcano eruption, GeoNet is resuming the island camera feed to its website.

Fourty-seven people were on the island when it erupted on December 9.


A number of funerals have been held for the Australian victims, including for Winona and her parents Anthony and Kristine.

In a statement today, the agency, which measures quakes and volcanoes, said the tragedy continues to weigh heavily on workers' minds.

Dallow's husband Gavin Dallow, 53, and daughter Zoe Hosking, 25, were killed on the island.


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