Construction workers die in mudslide

Kyodo

Two men were killed Saturday in a mudslide in Ueno, Mie Prefecture, while they were working on a sewerage project, police said Saturday.

The accident occurred around 12:20 p.m. when the two were buried under earth and sand, they said.

Rescue workers reached the men 1 1/2 hours later. They were taken to a hospital where they were pronounced dead, the police said.

The two were among five men working on the sewerage project, they said.