Dozens Injured After Volcano Erupts in Japan

Authorities have obviously warned people to stay away from the mountain.

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A volcano erupted in Japan, leaving dozens of people with injuries, officials say. 

The Associated Press reports that Mount Ontake​'s eruption covered the area in ash. Mount Ontake is located roughly 130 miles west of Tokyo, right on the border of Nagano and Gifu. The Associated Press reports that smaller eruptions continued, and that 32 people suffered serious injuries. Among the injured were seven people who lost consciousness. 

Nagano crisis management official Sohei Hanamura said that another seven people were still missing. The Associated Press adds that those who suffered injuries have taken up residence on the mountain lodge because they it's too dangerous to descend the mountain. 

[via Associated Press]

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