No less than 4 folks presumed lifeless after mudslides hit Japan

A man walks on a road flooded by heavy rain in southwestern Japan's Saga Prefecture on Saturday.


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A man walks on a road flooded by heavy rain in southwestern Japan’s Saga Prefecture on Saturday.


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At least four people are presumed dead and two are missing after torrential rain triggered mudslides throughout Japan.

Three of those victims in Nagano prefecture’s Okaya City were presumed dead, though workers were able to pull out five people alive. Authorities said Friday that a 59-year-old woman in Unzen, Nagasaki prefecture, was killed after her home was destroyed in a landslide. Two of her family members remain missing but not yet presumed dead, local official Ai Iwaoka said Sunday.

Iwoka said more than 330 responders have been deployed to conduct rescue operations in Unzen.

“They are carefully searching for the missing residents while watching out for further mudslides…