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Another person dies from White Island injuries, bringing death toll to 15

A person has died today from injuries sustained during the Whakaari/White Island eruption, Police say, bringing the total death toll to 15.

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Police spent the day searching at sea for one body, but another is still thought to be on land. Source: 1 NEWS

Deputy Commissioner John Tims said the person was earlier being treated at Waikato Hospital.

Earlier today, police formally released the name of 21-year-old Australian woman Krystal Browitt, who died after the eruption, the first formal release of a name by police.

Dr Peter Watson, Chief Medical Officer at Counties Manukau Health, said today that many of the people injured in the eruption have sustained very serious injuries.

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Dr Peter Watson, Chief Medical Officer at Counties Manukau Health said many have very serious injuries. Source: 1 NEWS

Source: 1 NEWS