19 missing in Japan landslide after heavy rain: official

Published Sat, Jul 3, 2021 · 01:44 PM

[TOKYO] A landslide engulfed houses and left 19 people missing in Japan's Shizuoka region on Saturday, a local official said, following days of heavy rain.

Television footage showed a torrent of mud obliterating some buildings and burying others in Atami city, with people running away as it crashed over a hillside road."The safety of 19 people is unknown" after the landslide, a Shizuoka prefecture official in charge of disaster management told AFP.

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