[WSJ] Volcano rescue work halted as Japan braces for powerful typhoon

October 5, 2014

 

Rescuers struggle in the ash-covered muddy slope as they carry down the body of a newly-found victim from the summit of Mount Ontake in central Japan, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. Rescuers on Saturday retrieved four more bodies near the summit of the Japanese volcano that erupted last weekend, raising the death toll to 51, authorities said. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

Rescuers struggle in the ash-covered muddy slope as they carry down the body of a newly-found victim from the summit of Mount Ontake in central Japan, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. Rescuers on Saturday retrieved four more bodies near the summit of the Japanese volcano that erupted last weekend, raising the death toll to 51, authorities said. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

[THE WALL STREET JOURNAL] — Rescue operations in the aftermath of last week’s volcanic eruption in central Japan were halted Sunday due to rains ahead of an approaching typhoon, leaving the death toll from the disaster at 51, with 12 people still missing.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said a powerful typhoon will likely make landfall on Japan’s mainland early Monday. [READ MORE]

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