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Families remember the 22 people killed when New Zealand’s Whakaari-White Island volcano erupted in 2019 – ABC News

Today, families around the world are remembering the tourists who died after Whakaari-White Island erupted at 2:11pm on December 9, 2019. Some died on the island,…



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For the families around the world impacted by the New Zealand volcano tragedy, December 9 is a date that comes with heaviness.
Key points:

  • 17 Australian tourists died after the eruption, along with three international travellers and two local guides
  • Many survivors have spent the last year rehabilitating after suffering burns and injuries
  • The victims’ loved ones and families will today stop to remember the lives changed forever

Out of the 47 tourists who were on Whakaari-White Island when it erupted…

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