At least 30 people presumed dead on erupting Japanese volcano

September 28, 2014 10:34 AM

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At least 30 people presumed dead on erupting Japanese volcano

Mount Ontake, Japan (CNN) -- At least 30 people are presumed dead after rescuers found them showing no signs of life Sunday near the summit of a Japanese volcano that started erupting a day earlier.

Police said the people were in a state of "cardiac arrest," meaning that they were discovered without a pulse and weren't breathing but hadn't been declared dead by a doctor.

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