Dead List Whakaari Volcano White Island New Zealand December 9, 2019 – Passengers aboard Ovation of the Seas and others who died (see video below) Please bookmark this page. As details emerge for all confirmed victim deaths, they will be added to the database and linked to from this page.
The volcanic island Whakaari/White Island in New Zealand’s northeastern Bay of Plenty region explosively erupted on December 9, 2019, at 14:11 NZDT (01:11 UTC). There were reportedly 47 people on the island at the time. Seventeen people were killed and a further thirty suffered injuries, many of whom remain critical. One person, a tour guide is still missing with 14 more who remain in hospital with extensive burns. “A lot of patients are in induced comas just because of the severity of their injury,” said Dr Vanessa Thornton, clinical director of Middlemore Emergency Department.
The ongoing seismic and volcanic activity in the area continues to hamper recovery efforts. Experts identified the event as a phreatic eruption: a release of steam and volcanic gases that caused an explosion, launching rock and ash into the air. Royal New Zealand Navy HMNZS Wellington (P55) participated in the search/recovery effort.
Anthony James Langford, 51, North Willoughby, Australia
Barbara Hollander, 50, Sydney, Australia (American)
Berend Hollander, 16, Sydney, Australia (American)
Gavin Dallow, 53, Adelaide, Australia
Hayden Marshall-Inman – 40, New Zealand White Island Tours Limited guide
Jason Griffiths, 33, Coffs Harbour, Australia
Jessica Richards, 20, Brisbane, Australia
Julie Richards, 47, Brisbane, Australia
Karla Matthews, 32, Coffs Harbor, Australia
Kristine Langford, 45. North Willoughby, Australia
Krystal Eve Browitt, 21, Melbourne, Australia
Martin Hollander, 48, Sydney, Australia
Matthew Hollander, 13, Sydney, Australia (American)
Richard Elzer, 32, Coffs Harbor, Australia
Tipene Maangi, 24, New Zealand White Island Tours Limited guide
Winona Jane Langford, 17, North Willoughby, Australia
Zoe Hosking, 15, Adelaide, Australia
Joshua Qin, 5, Sydney, Australia
Jane Murray, 56, Sydney, Australia
Susan Maree Cole,
Video: Incredible footage shows calm before fatal blast on Whakaari White Island