efe-epaSydney, Australia

Charges have been laid against 13 parties in relation to the eruption of Whakaari/White Island that claimed 22 lives, the country’s workplace health and safety regulator announced on Monday.

Forty-seven people were on the volcanic island, about 50 kilometers off the central-east coast of the North Island, when it erupted on Dec. 9 last year. EFE-EPA