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Source: New Zealand Police

Please attribute to 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.

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