More than 100 people are missing after a massive landslide occurred July 3 in the Japanese city of Atami, reports the British news agency Reuters, citing local media.
According to initial data from rescuers, the number of possible victims has fallen from 113 to about 80, but these are not the final figures. At least three deaths are known. More than 1,500 rescuers are working at the scene.
Earlier it was reported differently: on July 3 it was known only about 20 missing people but then the authorities began to check the lists of survivors against the documents – registers of residence and not to rely on the calls from relatives and friends of possible victims of the disaster.
The landslide, caused by rains, demolished or damaged 130 homes. Water, mud, and debris traveled more than two kilometers from the hillside on which Atami city stands to the sea.