- Title: Victim's brother says "we need them home" of bodies still on White Island
- Date: 12th December 2019
- Summary: WHATKATANE, NEW ZEALAND (DECEMBER 12, 2019) (REUTERS) FRIGATE PASSING IN FRONT OF VOLCANO SMOKE BILLOWING FROM WHITE ISLAND VOLCANO
- Embargoed: 26th December 2019 00:39
- Keywords: New Zealand White Island eruption volcano
- Location: WHAKATANE, NEW ZEALAND
- City: WHAKATANE, NEW ZEALAND
- Country: New Zealand
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Earthquakes/Volcanoes/Tsunami
- Reuters ID: LVA003B9O7EBR
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- Story Text: The brother of White Island volcano victim Hayden Marshall-Inman, said on Thursday (December 12) that he wants his brother's body removed from the island.
Speaking to local broadcaster TVNZ, Mark Inman added that his tour guide brother was going back to the island to help people, saying he loved people and his job.
The bodies of eight victims presumed dead are on White Island, and the official death toll is expected to rise from eight to 16. More than two dozen people are in hospital, many in a critical condition with burn injuries. One of the injured has not yet been identified.
The volcano, a popular tourist day-tripper destination, erupted on Monday, spewing ash and steam over the island.
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