New Zealand: Last of White Island volcano victims identifiedChristian Fernsby ▼ | December 17, 2019
An Australian teenager and a tour guide from New Zealand are the two people whose bodies have still not been found after last week's volcanic eruption on White Island.
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At least 18 people were killed in the eruption, and police have completed the identification of the victims.
The names of three other people who died in the eruption have been released: they are Richard Elzer, 32, and Julie Richards, 47 both from Australia and a U.S. citizen based in Sydney, 49-year-old Barbara Hollander.
"I don't think any one of us can begin to imagine what those families are facing in the coming weeks and months," said Australia's Foreign Minister, Marise Payne.
"Here in places like Auckland, in Sydney, we're surrounded by Christmas and celebration, but they face tragedy and devastation. ■