News Videos
World
International Edition

Wednesday

July 26, 2017

Breaking News, World News and Taiwan News.
About Us
E-Newsletter
Advertise
Contact Us

39 dead, dozens missing after landslides in Hiroshima

TOKYO--Japanese police said the death toll from rain-triggered landslides on the outskirts of Hiroshima city rose to 39 on Thursday with 51 people still missing, as search efforts continued in the devastated area.

Hillsides caved in or were swept down into residential areas in at least five valleys in the suburbs of the western Japanese city on Wednesday, crushing dozens of houses after heavy rains.

Hiroshima prefectural police said 39 people were confirmed dead and 51 others were missing as of midday Thursday. The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said 23 people were injured, 13 seriously. A police official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with official policy, said there was a possibility of some inaccuracies in the tally.

About 2,500 police and military personnel searched for the missing in the mud-covered areas.

Hiroshima city officials have faced criticism because their initial evacuation advisory came an hour after the first mudslide. Officials said their response was delayed because the land collapsed so quickly at multiple locations.

MOST POPULAR OF THIS SECTION
1
Taiwanese arrive in Cambodia to urge that fraud suspects be sent home — not to China
2
A woman died from poisoned coffee and now the cafe's business is booming
3
Taiwanese who allegedly impersonated police in Singapore get taken to the scene of the crime
4
The American cop who shot dead an Australian woman 'is refusing talk'
5
South Korea's president told Obama that the North has 'last chance' for dialogue
6
LATEST: Kim promises more missile test 'gift packages'
7
A journalist with close ties to the Japanese PM is being accused of rape
8
UPDATE: Death toll rises to 7 in southwestern Japan floods; princess delays engagement announcement
9
Some tourist visa holders being asked to show 20,000 baht in cash when entering Thailand
10
Protesters have turned out to support a Taiwanese man's landmark same-sex court case in Japan
Advertise  |   RSS Feed  |   About Us  |   Contact Us
Home  |   Taiwan  |   China  |   Business  |   Asia  |   World  |   Sports  |   Life  |  
Arts & Leisure  |   Health  |   Editorial  |   Commentary Travel  |   Movies  |   Guide Post  |   Terms of Use  |  
  chinapost search