Skip to comments.Rescuers seek 80 missing people after deadly landslide in Japan seaside town
Posted on 07/05/2021 7:30:40 AM PDT by BenLurkin
Rescuers used heavy machinery, shovels and dogs in the seaside city of Atami on Monday as they searched desperately for survivors from a landslide that has left at least four people dead and 80 missing.
Two people were found unharmed on Monday, public broadcaster NHK reported, two days after a “tsunami” of mud swept away scores of buildings, following torrential downpours.
Atami, a city of 36,000 people, lies 60 miles southwest of Tokyo. It is set on a steep slope leading down to a bay and is famous for a hot springs resort.
Mayor Sakae Saito said the city has yet to confirm the location of 80 people, with officials checking residence records and visiting evacuation shelters, according to Japanese media.
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Wow, you don’t have a chance when that hits.
It looks like the liquified mud was dammed up somehow and the dam broke.
[ Wow, you don’t have a chance when that hits.
It looks like the liquified mud was dammed up somehow and the dam broke. ]
The soil gets nice and wet and then it becomes a molasses type mixture and a minor quake can set it all moving down a hill.
The only way to prevent this is to not build in those types of zones and build “earth dams” and diversionary canals for the soil to run down, but that is very expensive .
I wonder if there are conspiracy nuts in Japan...
I wonder if they will be quicker than our South Floridians in finding the bodies?
So eine posted a gif of it yesterday I think it was, it was horrible looking
Just watched the ext3nded clip you posted, wow. The power of nature is brutal sometimes
Reminds me of Aberfan.
That’s an ignorant cheap shot. Uncalled for.
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