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Japan’s ‘Dante’s peak’ claims at least 36 lives

Rescuers suspended their search because of the growing danger from toxic gas.

Dense white plumes rise high in the air as Mt. Ontake erupts in central Japan, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (Source: AP)

An aerial view shows rescue workers searching for missing people near mountain lodge with heavily damaged roof top in the erupted Mount Ontake, central Japan. (Source: AP)

An aerial view shows mountain lodges with heavily damaged roof top in the erupted Mount Ontake, central Japan. (Source: AP)

Five more bodies have been found near the summit of a Japanese volcano, bringing the total presumed dead to dozens. But toxic gases and ash from the still-erupting mountain have forced rescue workers Monday, Sept. 29 to halt efforts to recover the victims. (Source: AP)

In this photo taken Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 and released by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), JGSDF personnel and fire fighters climb the ash-covered slope, heading for the summit of Mount Ontake to rescue people who have been trapped in the mountaintop lodge during the eruption, one day after the volcano became active in central Japan. (Source: AP)

JGSDF personnel and fire fighters carry a person who was injured in the eruption of Mount Ontake on a stretcher from the peak area of the volcanic mountain in central Japan. (SOurce: AP)

Firefighters and members of the Japan Self-Defense Forces conduct a rescue operation on Mount Ontake in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. (Source: AP)

Rescuers help an injured person on Mount Ontake in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high into the sky and blanketing the surrounding area in ash. (Source: AP)

A person who has been trapped on the peak area during the eruption of Mount Ontake is airlifted by a JGSDF helicopter off the volcanic mountain, with the help of fire fighters, in central Japan. (Source: AP)

Firefighters and members of the Japan Self-Defense Forces descend Mount Ontake after they called off a search operation due to noxious fume in central Japan. (Source: AP)

In this photo taken by an anonymous climber and was offered to Kyodo News, climbers descend Mt. Ontake to flee as the volcanic mountain erupts in central Japan, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (Source: AP)

In this photo taken by an anonymous climber and was offered to Kyodo News, climbers descend Mt. Ontake to flee as the volcanic moutain erupts in central Japan, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (Source: AP)