Young Greek Australian woman the first confirmed victim of the New Zealand volcanic explosion

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Australian woman Krystal Eve Browitt, 21, is the first victim of the White Island volcanic eruption formally named by New Zealand Police. Krystal Browitt hails from the Drakatos family on her mother’s side.

The 21-year-old was a former student at Kolbe Catholic College, with principal Nick Scully describing her earlier in the week as a “beautiful soul”.

Mr Scully said he was praying Krystal’s sister Stephanie would make a full recovery.

On Saturday evening, New Zealand police confirmed a person being treated at Waikato Hospital had died, bringing the death toll to 15.

The remains of six people were successfully retrieved on Friday after a military team in gas masks and hazmat suits went onto the island and removed the bodies in a high-risk operation.

The Brewitt family were travelling on the Ovation of the Seas cruise ship. The father, Paul and the two daughters, Stephanie and Krystal, decided to visit White Island, while their mother, Marie, chose to stay on the ship. 

Sourced by: ABC and SBS Greek

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