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32 killed, 9 missing in flooding and landslides, as heavy rains lash Hiroshima

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The Extinction Protocol

August 2014ASAHIKAWA, Japan — At least 32 people were killed and nine more were still missing in the western Japanese city of Hiroshima on Wednesday after heavy rain caused flash floods and landslides that buried victims alive as they slept in their homes, the police said. Hundreds of soldiers have been sent to the scene to dig for survivors. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who had been on summer vacation, cut short a game of golf to rush back to Tokyo to lead the response to the disaster, government officials said. While deadly landslides are common in this densely populated, mountainous nation, death tolls rarely reach this high. According to the police, the dead included two young boys, brothers aged 2 and 11, who were both buried when a wall of mud engulfed their home in a neighborhood that sits at the foot of a steep mountainside. A firefighter…

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Written by bobby90247

August 24, 2014 at 12:11 am

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