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Death Toll Rises to 17 in New Zealand Volcano Eruption

Two people are still missing after the Dec. 9 eruption on White Island

New Zealand Defence Force via AP

Another person has died after a volcanic eruption on a New Zealand island earlier this month, bringing the death toll to 17, authorities said Monday.

The person, who NBC News reported was not identified, died Sunday night at a hospital in the city of Auckland, New Zealand Police Deputy Commissioner John Tims said in a statement.

Two people — a 40-year-old New Zealand man and an Australian teen — were still missing after the Dec. 9 eruption on White Island, Tims said last week.

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