A 17-year-old australian girl is among the two dead, who remain missing after a volcanic eruption eight days ago.
All the victims of the eruption of a volcano in New Zealand last week have now been identified. Thus, two australians and an american last been formally identified.
It informs the new zealand police on Tuesday.
the Eruption on 9. december on the volcanic island of White Island, which is a popular tourist attraction, killed 18 people. A further 17 persons receive intensive treatment for severe burns.
After a lengthy forensic investigation are the latest victims have been identified. There are two australians - 32-year-old Richard Aaron Elzer and 47-year-old Julie Richards - as well as the 49-year-old Barbara Jean Hollander, who was an american citizen with australian residency.
- the Process of identifying katastrofeofrene is now completed, police said in a statement.
For the first time, police also published the identities of the two victims, whose bodies remain missing. There is talk about the 17-year-old Winona Jane Langford from Australia and a 40-year-old Hayden Bryan Marshall-Inman from New Zealand.
the aerial search still hopes to find the remains of the two, which is assumed to be in the waters off White Island. But according to the police inhibits bad weather work to find them.
at Least 12 of the 18 killed were australians, while the other three were american citizens resident in Australia.
the other Two were new zealanders, who worked as travel guides on White Island, also known as Whakaari.
All the dead and missing have been identified and named publicly, with the exception of a man who died in a hospital in Sydney at the weekend. His family has asked that his information be kept private.
There were a total of 47 tourists on the island when the volcano erupted. They came from Australia, USA, Uk, China, Germany, Malaysia and New Zealand.
Authorities are investigating why the tour operators allowed to take tourists on the volcanic island, only a few days after that the researchers had raised the risk level for an eruption.
/ritzau/AFPDate Of Update: 17 December 2019, 04:00