10:23 Shizuoka landslide has caused 9 deaths and 21 people are missing. Heavy rain interrupted search and rescue for 3 degrees



There have been 9 deaths caused by landslides in Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, and 21 people are still missing.  (European News Agency)

There have been 9 deaths caused by landslides in Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, and 21 people are still missing. (European News Agency)

2021/07/09 10:23

[Real-time news/comprehensive report]A landslide broke out in Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan on the 3rd of this month. The bodies of 2 dead people were recovered yesterday (8th). Unfortunately, the number of victims increased to 9 and 21 people were still missing. The continuous torrential rains have also doubled the difficulty of search and rescue operations.

According to “NHK” report, Japan’s Shizuoka Atami landslide accident has entered its 7th day, and the police and self-defense forces have invested nearly 1,700 people in search and rescue. On the 8th, the rescue team found 2 people in the severely damaged area, but there were no signs of life when they were rescued. The death toll has increased to 9 people, and 21 people are still missing.

The report pointed out that the site of the incident was seriously silted up, and the search and rescue operations were interrupted by heavy rain on the 8th. At present, a large number of police officers are still continuing to expand the search.



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