Japan Hikers Killed In Volcano Eruption

At least four hikers have been pronounced dead and the fate of 27 others are due to be confirmed after the group was caught near the peak of a Japanese volcano that erupted without warning. Rescue workers battling rocketing levels of sulphurous gas on Sunday found 31 people in "cardiac arrest" near the summit of 3,067m Mount Ontake, which erupted on Saturday.