Video of huge landslide in Atami, Japan that swept away several homes, leaving dozens people missing

VIDEOKINGS — A powerful mudslide carrying a deluge of black water and debris crashed into rows of houses in Atami, a town west of Tokyo, following heavy rains on Saturday, leaving at least 19 people missing officials said.

Disaster management officials in Shizuoka prefecture in central Japan said the mudslide occurred on Saturday morning in Atami, a town known for hot springs. Rescue workers are searching for at least 19 people, said disaster management official Takamichi Sugiyama. He said the mudslide occurred in an area called Izusan.

Mr Sugiyama said some people in the area are believed to have evacuated but no further details were immediately known.

Watch on YouTube: Video of huge landslide in Atami, Japan that swept away several homes, leaving dozens people missing

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