Doctors confirmed the death of 50 people as a result of a volcanic eruption Ontake that occurred in central Japan late last week. This was on Saturday reported to the local fire department, which in Japan serves as the MOE.
ITAR-TASS, a week after the eruption on the slopes of the volcano is still ongoing rescue operation, which involves about a thousand soldiers of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces, firefighters and police officers.On Saturday, rescuers managed to find four more bodies.
Missing still listed 16 people. Information about the missing check is based on the official list of persons who were at the time of the eruption on the slopes Ontake.
In the emergency services believe that the list of the missing can be significantly extended, because not all tourists notify local authorities of their intention to climb the volcano. In the proof of the power point: at the car park at the foot of Ontake left 20 cars, whose owners with rescuers still could not be contacted.
Ontake active volcano located about 200 miles west of Tokyo, at the junction of Gifu and Nagano prefectures. Its last major eruption was in 2007, but at that time no one was hurt.