24.1 C
Basseterre
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
HomeNewsInternational NewsAt Least Two Dead After Heavy Rains Trigger Landslide in Japan

At Least Two Dead After Heavy Rains Trigger Landslide in Japan

spot_img

(Al Jazeera) At least two people have been killed and many others have been reported missing on Saturday, after heavy rains hit Japan’s central city of Atami in Shizuoka, triggering landslides, according to the public broadcaster NHK.

Two people were “found in a state of cardio and respiratory arrest”, Shizuoka governor said, an expression often used in Japan before confirming death.

“Because of the heavy rain, the ground loosened and the mudslide occurred… it picked up speed and swept away houses together with people,” Governor Heita Kawakatsu told reporters.

Atami is located approximately 100km (62 miles) southwest of capital, Tokyo.

A video clip posted on social media showed the moment that raging water swept through Atami, destroying several homes along its path as several frightened onlookers ran for their lives.

Read more

spot_img
spot_img

Most Popular

spot_img
Advertisement
Contact a Program
If you are interested in a program or advertising, send us a message.
Send Message
Signup for our Newsletter
We'll only be in touch when we've something exciting to share.
We never share your details
No thanks
Subscribe