An Australian mother whose husband and daughter died in the Whakaari/White Island volcanic eruption cannot attend her family's funeral.
Lisa Dallow, 48, is still in the hospital, recovering from burns which cover 60 percent of her body, according to NZME.
The funeral, according to Meredith Dallow, Gavin's twin sister will be in a few weeks to celebrate the lives of 53-year-old Gavin Dallow, and his 15-year-old stepdaughter Zoe Hosking, 15.
According to the family, Dallow has since woken up from a coma. Although she is no longer in critical condition she is burnt from head to toe all on her back.
"The only part of her body that is not bandaged is her face," Meredith Dallow told NZME.
She was then given the news her husband and daughter had died.
"All of a sudden she kept saying, 'I can't believe Zoe is dead. I can't believe they are dead'," Dallow's brother, David Francis told the NZ Herald.
According to Francis, Dallow remembers telling everyone to run before she felt the rocks and everything hitting her on the back.
The Wakaari Island eruption occurred in the Bay of Plenty on December 9, 2019, killing 21 people.
The volcano is New Zealand's most active, but daily tours were conducted on the island - more than 10000 people visited the island every year.
In January, the company which conducted tours to White Island began to tour the nearby Moutohorā/Whale Island.