TOKYO—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.
WATCH: Volcano erupts in central Japan, causing rocks to rain down on a nearby ski resort and injuring at least 15 people pic.twitter.com/x0sJ6ufLOm
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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 erupted around 10 a.m.