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Japan’s torrential rains triggered landslides, 20 missing

A landslide swept the houses in Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture.

According to a report by the public broadcaster NHK, at least 20 people were missing on Saturday after heavy rains in Atami, a city in central Japan, triggered a landslide.

NHK quoted local officials as saying that the landslide washed away houses in the city in Shizuoka Prefecture.

The report said that police and firefighters were looking for the missing, and officials in Shizuoka Prefecture sought help from the national government to deal with the emergency.

A video posted on social media showed that turbulent currents swept Atami, destroying several houses along the way, and several frightened bystanders fled for their lives.

In the video, a woman was also heard saying “too terrible” a few seconds before the flash flood.

There will be more details soon.

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