MAEBASHI, Gunma Pref. — More than 200 relatives of those killed in the 1985 crash of JAL Flight 123 on Mount Osutaka, Gunma Prefecture, climbed the peak Aug. 12 to pray for the dead.

The Requiem marked the 12th anniversary of the accident, the world’s worst involving a single aircraft.

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