More bodies found on volcano as search resumes ahead of typhoon

October 4, 2014 8:21 AM

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More bodies found on volcano as search resumes ahead of typhoon

NAGANO – The bodies of four more people were found on Mount Ontake on Saturday as search efforts halted by two days of rain resumed a week after Japan’s worst volcanic eruption in modern history killed at least 47 hikers.

Around 930 police officers, firefighters and Ground Self-Defense Force troops took to the mountain in helicopters and on foot amid concerns they might be halted again by the approach of Typhoon Phanfone, which was expected to dump rain on the area starting Sunday.

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