Volcano Death Toll Rises

Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers and firefighters conduct rescue operations near the peak of Mt. Ontake Wednesday. Forty-seven people are now believed to be dead following the surprise eruption of a volcano in central Japan last week. A group of hikers was near the summit of Mount Ontake when it erupted on a beautiful fall day Sept. 27, leading to one of the worst volcanic disasters in Japan’s history. (REUTERS/Kyodo)
Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers and firefighters conduct rescue operations near the peak of Mt. Ontake Wednesday. Forty-seven people are now believed to be dead following the surprise eruption of a volcano in central Japan last week. A group of hikers was near the summit of Mount Ontake when it erupted on a beautiful fall day Sept. 27, leading to one of the worst volcanic disasters in Japan’s history. (REUTERS/Kyodo)