Landslides engulf homes in Japan; 36 killed

August 21, 2014 1:04 AM

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Landslides engulf homes in Japan; 36 killed

TOKYO: Huge landslides in western Japan killed at least 36 people and left rescuers scrambling to find another seven still missing, authorities said on Wednesday, after a wall of mud smashed into their homes.

Dozens of houses were buried when hillsides collapsed after torrential downpours in Hiroshima, television pictures showed, leaving rescuers to pick through the devastation for any signs of life.

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