Vulkanoffer door in New Zealand and brings the death toll up to 19

One person died Sunday of his injuries after an eruption on a volcanic island 9. december. Two killed still missing. the death toll after a volcano erupted in

Vulkanoffer door in New Zealand and brings the death toll up to 19

One person died Sunday of his injuries after an eruption on a volcanic island 9. december. Two killed still missing.

the death toll after a volcano erupted in New Zealand two weeks ago has risen to 19. It happens, after that yet another person has died of his injuries at a hospital in Auckland late on Sunday evening local time.

It was stated by a spokesman for new zealand police on Monday.

the death toll includes two people whose bodies still missing.

There were 47 persons, mostly tourists from Australia, when the volcano on the island of White Island, New Zealand erupted 9. december in the afternoon.

25 persons are still admitted in hospitals in New Zealand and Australia with severe burns. Many remain in critical condition.

the Search for the two persons, whose bodies are still not found, continues to the sea. However in less extent than in the past.

- We have not given up, said deputy police commissioner Mike Clement at a news conference last week.

- But we have reached a stage where we are literally in the sea's hands.

- We have to wait, that Mother Earth produces these equal. It does, or it does not.

The two, who remains missing, is a 17-year-old girl from Australia and a 40-year-old guide from New Zealand.

After the volcanic eruption, it has been criticized that tourists were allowed to move around the active volcano.

Prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has indicated that the new zealand labour inspectorate has started an investigation of the matter.

the Monitoring should find out why the tourists were not advised not to take out to White Island.

the Survey may be to place responsibility for the accident. And in the end it could send any perpetrators behind bars for up to three years.

/ritzau/AFP

Updated Date: 23 December 2019, 00:00

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