At 14.11 local time, exactly a week after a deadly volcanic eruption, commemorated the New Zealand victims.
new zealanders over the country held on Monday a minute's silence for the victims of the volcanic eruption, which took place a week ago.
The official death toll remains at 16, while the police try to find two equal, which is assumed to be in the water around White Island, among the country's indigenous people, the maoris, goes under the name of Whakaari.
a Further 26 people are in hospitals in New Zealand and Australia. Several are in critical condition with severe burns, writes the news agency Reuters.
Prime minister Jacinda Ardern stood with his ministers in the parliament in the capital Wellington.
- Those who have died, are now forever associated with New Zealand, and they are close to us, write Ardern in a posting on the social media Instagram.
the UNITED states embassy in Wellington has made an announcement on Twitter, where the staff stands with bowed down heads, and who gets the flag at half-mast.
the volcanic island was a popular tourist destination.
Among the 47 people who were on the island were australian, German, chinese, british and malaysian tourists.
In all, eight australians and two americans, who stayed permanently in Australia, according to AFP news agency perished in the eruption of the volcano.
the Country's prime minister, Scott Morrison, also announced that Australia honours the dead, the injured and their loved ones.
the Mayor of Whakatane, a town located 50 kilometers west of the volcanic island, says, that the authorities took the grieving families both near White Island - at a sound distance - to commemorate the dead.
/ritzau/Date Of Update: 16 December 2019, 05:00