Japanese Volcano Erupts: Hikers Missing

September 27, 2014 1:43 PM

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Japanese Volcano Erupts: Hikers Missing

A volcano erupted in central Japan on Saturday, shooting ash and rocks into the air that reportedly left 11 hikers injured, including seven unconscious, and forced 150 people to shelter in cabins near the summit.

The eruption of the 3,067-metre (10,121-foot) Mount Ontake straddling Nagano and Gifu prefecture happened around midday, the meteorological agency said.

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