■ 2014.10.25

Mt. Ontake eruption kills 57 climbers, leaving six missing

Mt. Ontake eruption kills 57 climbers, leaving six missing; search for missing victims called off

Search efforts by local policemen, firefighters and Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers for missing people on Mount Ontake in central Japan were called off on October 16 for this year as conditions on the volcano deteriorated due to snowfall and low temperatures. Activities to recover the bodies of those missing hikers will be resumed next spring when conditions of the volcano improve to allow search teams to go into the mountain.

The deadly eruption of the 3,067-meter volcano on the border of Nagano and Gifu prefectures on September 27 killed 57 hikers, leaving at least six missing.


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