A bicycle covered with mud is seen at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 22, 2014
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Rain hampers Japan landslide search

Heavy rain is delaying a search for more than 50 people believed buried under a landslide on the edge of the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

The official death toll stands at 39 - but more than 50 people are missing. Rescue workers fear the continuing rain could set off further landslides in the area.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports.

  • 22 Aug 2014
  • From the section Asia
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