At least 6 dead, 22 missing in Hiroshima landslide

August 20, 2014 3:00 AM

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At least 6 dead, 22 missing in Hiroshima landslide

TOKYO (AP) — At least six people were confirmed dead and 22 were missing after rain-sodden hills in the outskirts of Hiroshima gave way early Wednesday in several landslides.

Video footage from the national broadcaster NHK showed suburban homes in the western Japanese city surrounded by streams of mud and debris, and residents picking their way over piles of rocks and dirt.

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