2014 Hiroshima landslides

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On 20 August 2014, Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan was struck by a series of landslides following heavy rain.wikipedia
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Hiroshima Prefecture

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On 20 August 2014, Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan was struck by a series of landslides following heavy rain.

Rain

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Following torrential rain in which a month's worth fell in a single day, several landslides were triggered near a mountain beside the city of Hiroshima.

Hiroshima

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Following torrential rain in which a month's worth fell in a single day, several landslides were triggered near a mountain beside the city of Hiroshima.

Asakita-ku, Hiroshima

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Asakita-ku was the hardest-hit ward.

Kazumi Matsui

It received 217.5 mm of rain from 1:30 am to 4:30 am causing two landslides which occurred between 4 am and 6 am. Hiroshima issued an evacuation advisory at 4:15 am. Mayor Kazumi Matsui confessed regret over the advisory's late issuance and recommended that the city study the incident to improve the process.

Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima

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Two children, aged 2 and 11, died in a mudslide in Asaminami-ku around 3:20am.

Shinzō Abe

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe directed the military to deploy hundreds of personnel to assist the local rescue teams.

Japanese Red Cross Society

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Japanese Red Cross and the NPO Peace Winds Japan also sent staff, and an estimated 1,300 people have volunteered.

Japan Self-Defense Forces

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An estimated 2,000 –3,600 rescuers consisting of firefighters, police and members of the Self-Defense Force took part in searching and clearing debris despite rain and dangerous conditions that hampered and sometimes halted their efforts.

Akihito

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Emperor and Empress visited Hiroshima 3 December.

Cabinet of Japan

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The 5 September Cabinet of Japan meeting estimated that 900 million yen is needed for Hiroshima's recovery.

2014 in Japan

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August 20 - 2014 Hiroshima landslides, according to official confirmed report, 74 people fatalities in Asakita-ku, Hiroshima.

August 20

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2014 – Seventy-two people are killed in Japan's Hiroshima Prefecture by a series of landslides caused by a month's worth of rain that fell in one day.