20 people are missing in Japan due to the terrible landslide, two bodies have been recovered

A popular tourist town in central Japan has been hit by a devastating landslide. At least 20 people are missing in a landslide triggered by heavy rains in the country's central city of Atami on Saturday. Two bodies have been recovered. The landslide occurred a few days after heavy rains.

The news agency AFP reported this information citing local officials. Meanwhile, video footage from local media showed several buildings washed away and many houses buried under the mud in Atami, southwest of Tokyo. Many people are seen running away during this landslide on a mountain road.

Disaster management officer of Shizuoka region said that 20 people are missing in the landslide incident. The local government has appealed for military assistance in rescuing the missing.

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said emergency services and the military were continuing rescue operations. They are evacuating people affected by disaster. More rain is forecast, he warned.

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