by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/23/18, 10:48 am
A sudden volcanic eruption in central Japan on Tuesday killed at least one soldier and injured 11 other people as they skied on the mountain’s slopes. Mount Kusatsu-Shirane’s eruption spewed volcanic rocks and black ash across the ski slope, sending people fleeing for shelter. Defense officials said eight injured soldiers belonged to a group of 30 undergoing ski training when the volcano erupted. Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera identified the dead soldier as Wataru Tatsukawa and said five other soldiers sustained serious injuries.