The death toll from devastating midweek landslides in Hiroshima rose to 50 with 38 others missing on Sunday as fresh rain stoked fears of more disasters and hampered the round-the-clock search for survivors.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called off a planned inspection tour of the
western Japan city by helicopter on the day as his presence was feared
to further complicate the search and rescue mission as rain intensified,
media reports said. (AP)
|Photo source: dtnews|
|Firefighters and Self-Defense Force members make search operation for
the people still missing in a mud-covered residential area following a
massive landslide in Hiroshima, western Japan, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014.