Landslide hits resort town in Japan

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    A huge landslide has swept away homes and left 19 people missing at a popular resort town in central Japan after days of heavy rain, local officials say.

    Television footage on Saturday showed a torrent of mud obliterating some buildings and burying others in Atami, south-west of Tokyo, with people running away as it crashed over a hillside road.

    Landslide hits popular resort town in Japan leaving more than a dozen people missing

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