One dead, 5 missing after landslide in southern Japan

Rescue and police personnel work at the scene of a landslide that hit residential homes in Nakatsu, Oita prefecture on April 11, 2018. (AFP)

At least one person is dead and five people are missing after part of a mountain collapsed in a landslide over three residential homes in southern Japan on Wednesday.

Heavy equipment and the military have been called to dig out possible survivors after the tragedy struck the 5,000 strong community of Yabakei located some 20 kilometers from the center of Nakatsu city, Oita Prefecture.

(Source: Reuters)

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