Rescuers search for survivors in the rubble in a mud-ridden residential area following a massive landslide in Hiroshima
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Japan landslides: Number of missing rises

The number of people missing after a landslide in the Japanese city of Hiroshima is now believed to be much higher than originally thought.

More than 50 people are now thought to be buried under the huge mudslides.

During the night rescue efforts had to be called off as more torrential rain pummelled the unstable slopes.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports.

  • 22 Aug 2014
  • From the section Asia
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