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 Deslizamento de terras no Japão infographic
A infografia mostra a localização de Atami e o concelhos onde milhares de pessoas receberam ordem de evacuação.


Operações busca após deslizamento no Japão

By Jordi Bou

July 5, 2021 - Os bombeiros procuram sobreviventes com mais de 100 pessoas ainda desaparecidas após deslizamentos de terras na estância de Atami. Os responsáveis falaram inicialmente em 20 pessoas desaparecidas, mas o número subiu para 113 depois de verificarem os registos residenciais.

The disaster is an added trial as authorities prepare for the Tokyo Olympics, due to start in less than three weeks, while Japan is still in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, with cases steadily climbing in in the capital and experts suggesting a need for another state of emergency.

The landslide occurred Saturday morning after days of heavy rain in Atami, a town of 36,800 and about 100km southwest of Tokyo.

Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of residents in three prefectures – Shizuoka, Kanagawa and Chiba – have been ordered to evacuate following warnings of further flooding in low-lying areas.

PUBLISHED: 05/07/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images