TOKYO — A man has been found dead and several people are missing after a landslide engulfed houses in southern Japan on Wednesday, local officials said.
“A man’s body has been recovered” at the site of the landslide in a mountainous area of Nakatsu city, a municipal official said.
Local officials said the body had not yet been identified, but Japan’s NHK television said the man was among six people who had been reported missing by a local resident.
The landslide hit in the early hours of Wednesday, and rescuers were searching for five women and one man reported missing after dirt engulfed three local homes.
Local television footage showing rescuers and a digger clearing rocks and mud more than 10 hours after the disaster.
Landslides are not uncommon in Japan during the country’s rainy season, when heavy rain can dislodge earth.
But there was no indication that bad weather had preceded the landslide on Wednesday.Follow @gorkhapost
3 die as building collapse near Delhi, dozen more people feared trapped
NEW DELHI — At least three people have confirmed died after a six-storey building collapsed and fell on another building in Greater Noida near New Delhi of India on Tuesday night.
The National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) team has recovered three bodies from under the debris of the building that collapsed in Greater Noida’s Shah Beri village.
Bodies of two people were first recovered from the remains of the four-storey building at around 1:15 am. Six hour later, a third body was recovered. A woman is among those who died in the collapse.
At least a dozen more people including children are feared trapped in the debris,the police say.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the Gautam Budh Nagar district magistrate and the police to monitor relief and rescue activities along with the NDRF team.
The agitated locals say though the buildings collapsed at around 8:30 pm, the police reached the spot almost an hour after they were informed.
Meanwhile, three people, including the man who owned the under-construction site, have been arrested, police said.
Eighteen families lived in the building in the Shah Beri village, according to reports.Follow @gorkhapost