July 6 (UPI) — Search crews on Tuesday hoped to find more survivors of a mudslide in the Japanese city of Atami, which killed at least four people and left two dozen missing.
The mudslide wiped away at least 130 structures and cut power to about 2,800 homes, according to the Tokyo Electric Power Company.
Atami, a city of about 36,000 that’s known for its natural hot-springs resort, is located 60 miles southwest of Tokyo on a steep slope leading down to a bay.
Shizuoka Gov. Heita Kawakatsu has vowed to investigate the cause of the massive slide, and whether deforestation or other development projects played a factor.