Death toll from New Zealand volcano eruption hits 18 as victim succumbs to injuries

New Zealand police on Sunday said a person who suffered injuries in the White Island volcano eruption died in an Australian hospital on Saturday night, raising the death toll from the incident to 18.

A popular tourist attraction, the volcano erupted on Dec. 9. The majority of the victims were Australian citizens or permanent residents.

New Zealand police suspended their search for two missing people on Dec. 23.