Japan volcano death toll hits 43 as new bodies found

0

TOKYO: Seven more bodies have been found by rescuers combing the peak of a Japanese volcano that erupted at the weekend, officials said on Wednesday, taking the death toll to at least 43. The seven are in addition to the 36 already known to have died when Mount Ontake burst angrily to life during the busy hiking season, but may not be the last, with reports of more bodies lying near the peak. “Rescuers found seven more people in cardiac arrest near the mountain top, and are now carrying them down,” an official in Otaki village, where one mountain trail begins, told Agence France-Presse.

AFP

Share.
.
Loading...

Please follow our commenting guidelines.

Comments are closed.