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Japan landslide: Rescuers race to find survivors

Rescuers race to find survivors for more than 50 people still missing after a tragic landslides in Japan happened on Friday. Rescue workers were evacuate concerning non-stop rains that could set off further landslides in the area after a month’s worth of rain fall on Wednesday night.

Japan Landslides
This aerial view shows policemen and rescue workers looking for survivors after a landslide hit the city of Hiroshima. Jiji Press/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

As of Thursday night, evacuation orders were still in effect for around 106,000 residents in 25 locations in Hiroshima city. Roughly 186 houses have been devastated or affected by landslides that hit the city’s hillside neighborhoods early Wednesday morning.

About 2,800 police and military personnel have been searching for the victims, at times suspending their work to reduce risks from further slides.

News reports cited, at least 43 others are missing, officials told the Kyodo news agency.

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