Japan rain sparks fatal Hiroshima landslides
At least 27 people have been killed after heavy rain sparked landslides in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture, officials say.
The equivalent of a month's rain fell in the 24 hours up to Wednesday morning, prompting landslides in a residential area near a mountain in the Hiroshima city outskirts.
The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes says residents may have had "just a few minutes to escape".
20 Aug 2014
- From the section Asia