9 Injured in Volcano Eruption, Avalanche Near Japan Ski Resort

TOKYO (AP) -- At least nine people were injured Tuesday in a volcanic eruption near a ski resort in central Japan, officials said.Most of the injured were on the ski slopes, while some were in a gondola where glass was broken apparently by a flying rock, said Makoto Shinohara, an official in Kusatsu town. Five people had broken bones, but none of the injuries were life-threatening.The Japanese military said six soldiers who were among about 30 on ski training were buried by a nearby avalanche, but they were all rescued.The Japan Meteorological Agency says snow-covered Mount Kusatsu-Shirane, about four hours northwest of Tokyo, erupted around 10 a.m.From The Associated PressPosted by Claire Cardona, Breaking News Hub producer  Continue reading...

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