Japanese Ontake Volcano Erupts Leaving 35 Hikers Dead
Japan's Mount Ontake volcano erupted on Sunday leaving at least 36 unsuspecting hikers dead and searches called off due to toxic gas in the air. Rescuers were able to recover five bodies on Monday before the search was deemed to dangerous. Survivors said rocks fell like "hailstones." Causes of death range from toxic gas, to suffocating ash to falling rocks. This is the first fatal eruption of the 10,062-foot mountain, which is 130 miles west of Tokyo.
By Jordan Moses
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