Latest News Wires Japan suspends recovery operation on volcano

Monday, Japanese military personnel were able to bring some victims down from Mt. Ontake. But the continuing eruption of the volcano forced them off the mountain.

By , Associated Press

Kyodo News/AP

Japanese soldiers managed to bring down eight more bodies by helicopter from the ash-blanketed peak of a still-erupting volcano on Monday, before toxic gases and ash forced them to suspend the recovery effort in the early afternoon.