Japan landslides kill 36 in Hiroshima

  • 20 August 2014
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Houses at the scene have been buried in mud and rocks

Heavy landslides have struck the Japanese area of Hiroshima killing at least 36 people, according to the police.

The landslides happened in a residential area near a mountain on the outskirts of the city.

They were triggered after a month's worth of rain fell in the 24 hours up to Wednesday morning, Japan's weather agency said.

Houses were left buried in mud and rocks.