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A Japanese mountaineer died after falling from a dormant volcano on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula on Friday, local authorities said.

Minoru Sawada, whose office is in Kawasaki, was confirmed dead Saturday after suffering a fall on Kamen, the peninsula’s second-highest volcano, his friend told Kyodo News.

Two other Japanese who were climbing the 4,585-meter volcano with Sawada were rescued, the authorities said.

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