Mudslide hits houses in West of Tokyo


Posted on 03 July 2021


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Following heavy rains on Saturday, a huge mudslide carrying a torrent of black water and debris smashed into rows of buildings in a village west of Tokyo, leaving at least 19 people missing, authorities said. The mudslide occurred Saturday morning in Atami, a town famous for its hot springs, according to disaster management authorities in Shizuoka prefecture in central Japan. At least 19 individuals are missing, according to Takamichi Sugiyama, a prefectural disaster management officer. He stated that the mudslide occurred in the Izusan area. Some individuals in the neighbourhood are reported to have evacuated, according to Sugiyama, but no further details were immediately available. Helpless neighbours watched in dread, some recording on their phones, as a huge, black mudslide rushed down a mountainside, knocking down and smashing houses in its path. Since earlier this week, heavy rain has been pelting Japan, forcing rivers to overflow in central and Tokyo, raising the risk of landslides.


Key Points


  • Following heavy rains on Saturday, a huge mudslide carrying a torrent of black water and debris smashed into rows of buildings in a village west of Tokyo, leaving at least 19 people missing, authorities said.

  • Since earlier this week, heavy rain has been pelting Japan, forcing rivers to overflow in central and Tokyo, raising the risk of landslides.



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