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OTAKI, Japan (AP) — One body recovered near the volcano's summit was in a squatting position and had to be dug out of a thick layer of ash. Another was caught between huge boulders bigger than large refrigerators. Police who recovered a dozen bodies on Wednesday portrayed a painful scene of death around the summit where hikers enjoying a weekend autumn hike were caught by the mountain's surprise eruption.
LONDON (Reuters) - Pershing Square Holdings, one of Bill Ackman's investment funds, said on Wednesday it had completed a $2.73 billion placing ahead of a stock market listing in Amsterdam. The firm added the exercise of an over-allotment option would see the value of the placing rise to S$3 billion. Pershing Square Holdings' shares are expected to be admitted for listing and trading on Euronext Amsterdam on Oct. 13. (Reporting By Francesco Canepa; editing by Simon Jessop)