- Horrifying pictures of a massive landslide in Japan’s Shizuoka province have surfaced
- Many houses in the area collapsed like a pack of cards due to the landslide
- 20 people missing after several houses were washed away by mudslides in western Atami city
Horrifying pictures of a massive landslide in Japan’s Shizuoka province have come to the fore. It is seen in the video of this incident that many houses in the area collapsed like a pack of cards due to the landslide. At least 20 people are reported to have gone missing after several houses were washed away by mudslides in the western Atami city of the capital Tokyo.
Japanese officials have given information about this. Disaster management officials in central Japan’s Shizuoka prefecture said the incident happened in the city of Atami on Saturday morning. Officials said at least 20 people were missing and rescuers were searching for them. No one has been confirmed dead yet. It has been raining heavily in Japan since the beginning of this week.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks with the Minister of Disasters
Due to the landslide, the entire area was filled with piles of mud and debris. Everywhere the scene of devastation was visible. Local officials have also sought the help of Self Defense Force personnel. It is being told that this landslide came at 10:30 in the morning. There are many hot spa resorts in this area. Meanwhile, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has spoken with Disaster Minister Yasufumi Tanahashi.
The water level in nearby rivers is also rising and the local government has asked people to be alert. High level alert has been issued in the area. Public transport has been severely affected due to the rain. Bullet train was also stopped for some time due to rain. Japan’s Meteorological Department has said that there may be more landslides in the coming times.