Mudslides kill 36 in Hiroshima

Aug 20, 2014

Mudslides kill 36 in Hiroshima

At least 36 people were confirmed dead and seven remained missing after torrential rain sparked flooding and landslides in the city of Hiroshima on Wednesday, according to police. A 2-year-old boy was pronounced dead after being buried for two hours in a mudslide, while ...

Shimane residents urged to evacuate amid heavy rain

Aug 24, 2013

Shimane residents urged to evacuate amid heavy rain

Torrential rain damaged railroad lines and left one man missing in Shimane Prefecture on Saturday, prompting the Meteorological Agency to urge residents to evacuate and “take immediate action to protect life.” Jugoro Takahashi, 86, disappeared in western town of Onan after going to inspect ...