Indian-American couple killed in New Zealand-volcanic eruption


On 9 December, Pratap Singh and his wife, Ms. Mayuri, were visiting New Zealand's popular White Island when the volcano erupted.


Wellington: An Indian-American businessman has become the latest victim of a massive volcanic eruption in New Zealand when he succumbed to his burning injuries, a month after his wife died in the same tragedy. His three children were orphaned.


Atlanta magazine Constitution Media reported that Ms. Mayuri died on December 22.


Police in New Zealand on Wednesday confirmed that another victim died at Middlemore Hospital.


Mr Singh, also known as Paul, suffered burns to more than half of his body and stayed in a hospital in Auckland, New Zealand, where he died this week, the New Zealand Herald reported.


Atlanta-based WSBTV reported that the couple's three children and Ms. Mayuri's mother stayed onboard and were not injured in the explosion.


Forty-five people from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship were visiting the tourist spot when the volcano erupted, killing 13 initially and critically burning more than two dozen. Twenty-one people have now died as a result of the explosion.


The report noted that Mr. Singh was the president of the Atlanta branch of Seva International, a profitable organization inspired by the great tradition of self-service, which also promoted philanthropy.


The family said in a statement, "With an incredibly heavy heart, I reveal that my uncle Pratap Singh (nicknamed" Paul ") is the latest victim who did not survive the incident at the White Island. Percent burning was suffered. Volcanic eruption occurred on December 9, 2019.


"He was transferred from Wakaten Hospital to the Critical Care Unit at the hospital in Madhya Pradesh on 10 December. During his surgery and treatment process, he fought valiantly and worked hard for 50 days - doctors described him as" a fighter " .


He said, "We should be proud of the way he fought. He was on the island with his wife Mayuri Singh (nicknamed" Mary "), who was also treated at the Middlemore ICU with 72 percent body burns. Was. Away on December 22, 2019, "the statement said.


"Paul and Mary are survived by three children: an 11-year-old son, and 6-year-old twin daughters (not named for privacy, they will remain in the precious care of immediate family members," the statement said.


New Zealand authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding the disaster. Many people have questioned why tourists were allowed to visit the island after its vigilance level was raised by authorities three weeks before the explosion.

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