29 Sep '14, 4pm
Japan’s Mount Ontake Eruption: At Least 36 Now Feared Dead
At least 36 people are now feared dead in the aftermath of Saturday’s Mount Ontake volcanic eruption in Japan. Toxic gases are still spewing from the volcano, causing search and rescue efforts to be suspended. Twelve bodies have been reported recovered so far. The volcano erupted, seemingly without warning , shortly before midday local time on Saturday 27 September, 2014. Around 250 people were believed to be hiking on the mountain at the time of the eruption.