20 Missing, Homes Swept Away in Japan Landslide after Heavy Rain

Landslide in Japan after heavy rain

Landslide in Japan after heavy rain. Photo: tsuda / flickr. CC BY-SA 2.0.

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A huge landslide swept away homes and left 20 people missing at a popular resort town in central Japan on Saturday after days of heavy rain, local officials said.

Television footage showed a torrent of mud obliterating some buildings and burying others in Atami, southwest of Tokyo, with people running away as it crashed over a hillside road.

“I heard a horrible sound and saw a mudslide flowing downwards as rescue workers were urging people to evacuate. So I ran to higher ground,” a leader of a temple near the disaster told public broadcaster NHK.

“When I returned, houses and cars that were in front of the temple were gone.”

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Tasnim News Agency

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