quinta-feira, 21 de agosto de 2014

Japan: landslide causes 32 dead in Hiroshima

A provisional balance, according to the authorities, when nine people remain missing. The incident occurred after the region register approximately 240 mm of rainfall in a few hours, the equivalent of a month's rain this time of year.

A resident says, "we only had time to gather the family and get away from the deluge of mud that swallowed several houses".

Another witness, inhabitant "when I realized what was happening, the mud had already dragged several cars and houses".

Some houses were dragged about 100 meters, after mud destroy dozens of homes. The army participates in, since this morning, the rescue tasks in the same area that had been the scene of a similar incident in 1999 that caused 31 deaths.

The accident prompted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to interrupt his vacation to return to Tokyo to coordinate the rescue work.

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