quarta-feira, 1 de outubro de 2014

Japan suspends searches on Mt. Ontake

The team of rescuers managed to save at least 24 hikers who had been caught by the rain of ash and rock on Saturday, but more than two dozen bodies still are for rescue.

Twelve bodies were recovered from the peak of 3,067 meters. The operations were hampered by toxic fumes and ash that caused 69 also injured 30 of whom were in serious condition.

More than 800 rescuers were mobilized. Most of the victims were found near a shrine atop narrow peak, including a 11-year-old boy who climbed with MOM.

The Ontake is second largest active volcano in Japan, had the last erupted seven years ago.

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