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Soggy hillsides crumble in Japan

Mud hurtles into 5 valleys; at least 36 die

Posted: August 21, 2014 at 4:38 a.m.

An aerial view shows the destruction from one landslide Wednesday in Hiroshima in western Japan.

An aerial view shows the destruction from one landslide Wednesday in Hiroshima in western Japan.

At least 36 people died and seven were missing after rain-sodden slopes collapsed on the outskirts of Hiroshima city early Wednesday, Japanese police said.

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