Scores of people were killed in Japan when landslides slammed into the western city of Hiroshima. At least ten others were reported missing.
Helicopters lifted out survivors as rescuers searched through mud and debris in residential areas.
Torrential rain caused landslides that pushed rivers of mud through people’s homes.
“All we could do was gather as a family and try to escape,” said one woman. “The flow of mud coming into the house was quite strong.”
“When I realised what was happening, there was mud flowing around and cars were being washed away, then everything started sliding away,” said another local resident.