White Island eruption: Death toll rises to 20

Hayden Marshall-Inman and Winona Langford have been confirmed dead.
Hayden Marshall-Inman and Winona Langford have been confirmed dead. Photo credit: Supplied

The two missing people following the Whakaari/White Island eruption in December have been officially confirmed dead by the Chief Coroner.

They are Hayden Marshall-Inman of New Zealand and Winona Langford of Australia.

The Chief Coroner ruled that Winona and Hayden died on Whakaari/White Island.

"The deaths of Winona and Hayden brings the official number of deceased to 20, 18 of whom died in New Zealand and two in Australia," police said in a statement.

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