• Seven additional bodies found on Japan volcano: media

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    TOKYO: Seven more bodies have been found by rescuers combing the peak of a volcano that erupted at the weekend, Japanese state broadcaster NHK and other media reported Wednesday

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    The seven are in addition to 36 already known to have died when Mount Ontake burst angrily to life during the busy hiking season.

    The find comes after media reports suggested as many as 20 people remain unaccounted for, with an area of the volcano still out of bounds to rescuers as it continues to billow toxic gas and steam.

    Some of the around 1,000 troops, police and firefighters combing the volcano succeeded in bringing down 11 of the bodies that were discovered on Sunday, with more than a dozen still there.

    AFP

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