Japan landslides - updates

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Japan on landslide alert as heavy rains lash south

Jul 04, 2019 - 11:55 AM

The Japan Meteorological Agency warns that life-threatening landslides are possible

RAINS. A train stops at a station during a heavy rain in Kagoshima on July 3, 2019. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Landslide warnings as Japan digs through rain devastation

Jul 09, 2018 - 3:23 PM

The Japanese government says at least 100 people had been killed and the count is expected to increase

DISASTER. Rescuer personnel clear debris scattered on a street in a flood hit area in Kumano, Hiroshima prefecture on July 9, 2018. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

Japan landslides death toll hits 70 one week on

Aug 27, 2014 - 10:57 AM

Few hopes remain for those unaccounted for although the fluctuating number has left confusion as to the disaster s likely final cost in human lives

Residents look over a landslide site as they are on the way to a makeshift evacuation center after an evacuation direction in Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, western Japan, 22 August 2014. Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Japan death toll feared to double as landslide fears halt rescue

Aug 22, 2014 - 2:40 PM

UPDATED Rain was complicating rescue and search efforts as the hillsides are made of decomposed granite

SEARCH AND RESCUE. Police officers search for missing people after a landslide hit a residential area in Hiroshima, western Japan on August 20, 2014. Jiji Press/AFP