Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday in the outskirts of Hiroshima, Japan, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing. Hillsides were swept down into residential areas in at least five valleys in the suburbs of the western Japanese city after heavy rains.
Toru Hanai / Reuters
Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers and police officers carry the body of a victim in a plastic bag at the site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, on Wednesday.
First published August 20 2014, 7:16 PM