Jul 5, 2021 - World

Dozens of people missing after deadly Japan mudslide

Members of Japan's Self-Defense Forces sift through mud and debris as they search for missing people at the scene of a landslide in Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture, on July 5
Members of Japan's Defense Force sift through mud and debris as they search for missing people at the scene of a landslide in Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Monday. Photo: Charly Triballeau/AFP via Getty Images

Rescue workers in Japan were stepping up efforts to find 113 people still missing from a weekend deadly mudslide in Atami, west of Tokyo, the city's mayor told NHK Monday.

The big picture: Shizuoka Prefecture officials confirmed the deaths of three people following Saturday's disaster. Officials said some of those unaccounted for could've been away at the time, CNN reports. Crews were still finding survivors Monday, including a mother and baby who escaped injury despite their building being "buried in mud," per NHK.

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