Watch how these Hikers Get Caught in sudden Japanese Volcanic Eruption as they capture the Whole Incident while Fleeing the spot and get caught by the ash and smoke brought by the billowing gray cloud
It was a normal sunny day for Hikers of the Mount Ontake in Japan which resides between Nagano and Gifu prefectures with a summit of 10,000 feet and usually is the busiest days of the year as Spring covers the entire mountain into one hell of beauty, that's when the unexpected happened, The Mount Ontake which hasn't erupted for past 7 years suddenly started erupting as the ashes and smoke from the billowing gray cloud instantly covered the entire surrounding area as natives and hikers tried to flee the spot but being a sloppy mountainside nobody got enough time to flee as Hikers desperately tried to take shelter in lodges or behind stones leaving 250 hikers stranded with one of them catching the whole incident live on camera as they are easily caught up by the billowing gray clouds of smoke and ashes while fleeing in a matter of seconds. Hearing the news about the Eruption Rescue workers and Defense Force soldiers quickly started their search and rescue mission for finding missing climbers and survivors on the top of Mount Ontake but the Emergency rescue operation was often had to be put off due to toxic gases while several hikers and natives were rescued, a toll of 30 hikers were found dead near the peak of the Mountain all succumbed to the poisonous gases coming out of the mountain.
Meanwhile Japanese Times reported that it was Country's first Volcanic Eruption causing any fatalities since 1991 while warning Visitors and Hikers to stay away from the Eruption site of Mount Ontake as it is just the starting and that there is high chance large chunks of debris falling from the affected area. Meanwhile the Rescue operations were frequently hampered due to unknown effect of eruption on Helicopters and the Poisonous gases as the Air Traffic was diverted from the area while many are feared dead or trapped in the Area.
Before and After Picture of Mt. Ontake after the Volcanic Eruption in JapanBelow are few of the illustrated pictures showcasing the before and after scenarios of the Mt Ontake Volcanic Eruption which will surely shook you as the Beauty of the land turns into unattractive Barren land of Dust and smoke.
|The sighting of Visitors on Mt Ontake quickly converted into Rescue Operations by Rescue workers and Soldiers|
|Beautiful lodges are now covered with piled away dust while rescue operations continue|
|Beautiful stairway to the peak of Mt. Ontake became stairway to death for unfortunate 30 hikers whose bodies are being retrieved|
|The Lodging area is now being searched by the rescue workers and soldiers for survivors amid poisonous gases|
|Beautiful Greenery of Mt Ontake is now covered with Dust and Smoke while Hikers are trapped in it as Soldiers rescue them with Helicopter|