Krystal Eve Browitt named as victim as a result of New Zealand volcano

 Krystal Eve Browitt named as victim as a result of New Zealand volcano
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  • calendar-gray 14 December 2019

Police have officially named the first victim of the White Island volcano eruption in New Zealand, as recovery efforts continue, APA reports citing BBC. 

Krystal Eve Browitt was a 21-year-old Australian from Melbourne who was visiting the island with her family.

Father Paul and sister Stephanie are both in hospital with serious injuries.

Fifteen deaths have been now been confirmed from Monday's eruption, while about 20 people are in intensive care with severe burns.

Police said on Dec. 14 that the latest victim died at Waikato Hospital.

The authorities released Ms Browitt's name on Saturday after informing her family.

While friends and families have announced the loss of their loved ones, the 21-year-old Australian is the first victim formally identified by the police.

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