Chicago-area teen brothers among victims

Two teenage brothers with ties to the Chicago area are among the victims who lost their lives after a volcano erupted in New Zealand on Monday .

Matthew and Berend Hollander died in a hospital as a result of injuries from the White Island volcano eruption, according to a letter addressed to parents from Knox Grammar School, the boys’ school in Australia.

The Chicago Tribune reports Berend was 16  and Matthew was 13. 

Their parents, Martin and Barbara Hollander, are unaccounted for, the school says. 

The family moved from Northbrook, a suburb north of Chicago, to Australia about five years ago, WLS-TV reported. The teens’ mother is from the area, and their father is from Sydney.

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