• At least 32 dead as Japan landslides engulf homes

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    TOKYO: Huge landslides in western Japan killed at least 32 people and left another nine missing on Wednesday, authorities said, after waves of mud engulfed homes in a suffocating sludge. Dozens of houses were buried when hillsides collapsed after torrential downpours in Hiroshima, television pictures showed, leaving rescuers to pick through the devastation for any signs of life. A spokesman for Hiroshima Police told Agence France-Presse the death toll was still climbing.

    AFP

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