On Saturday, a landslide occurred in Atami, a coastal city in Japan, which triggered a large-scale mudslide, and 80 individuals had been nonetheless unaccounted for. Town is situated about 100 kilometers south of Tokyo and at the least three individuals have died.
Japan is coming into the wet season. After the mudslide, it continued to rain, making rescue work harder.
Rescuers searched via the thick rubble and dust:
The variety of lacking individuals has been adjusted a number of occasions; the Japanese authorities beforehand reported 20 lacking individuals, and later reported 147 individuals. Atami is a coastal metropolis the place many individuals personal vacation homes. It’s not clear how many individuals had been really at residence when the mudslide hit town. The authorities hope to at the least get in contact with among the lacking individuals in the present day.
The pace of the mud movement is 40 kilometers per hour:
A few thousand rescuers are working within the space. They seek for victims with the assistance of rescue boats, navy drones and sniffer canines.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga mentioned that rescuers are doing their finest to assist those that should still be lined in mud and ready for rescue. “Regardless of the heavy rain, rescue work will proceed,” he mentioned.
Like many different locations in Japan, Atami is constructed on the hillside. As the brand new mudslide hazard has not but handed, the authorities are patrolling a number of locations.