Rescue team at Hiroshima prefecture landslide
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Japan landslides kill 32 in Hiroshima prefecture

20 August 2014 Last updated at 14:18 BST

At least 32 people have been killed after heavy rain sparked landslides in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture, officials say.

The equivalent of a month's rain fell in the 24 hours up to Wednesday morning, prompting landslides in a residential area near a mountain in the Hiroshima city outskirts.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports.