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Fears Japan landslide death toll could rise with 52 missing

The death toll from landslides in Japan could rise significantly with 52 people still missing.

At least 39 people have been confirmed dead following the disaster on the outskirts of Hiroshima on Wednesday.

Rescue workers were forced to abandon search efforts overnight amid fears further landslides could occur due to the ongoing heavy rain.

Fears Japan landslide death toll could rise

The death toll from landslides in Japan could rise significantly with 52 people still missing.

Japanese rescue workers search for survivors following the devastating landslide. Credit: Reuters

At least 39 people have been confirmed dead following the disaster on the outskirts of Hiroshima on Wednesday.

Rescue workers were forced to abandon search efforts overnight amid fears further landslides could occur due to the ongoing heavy rain.

Among those killed was a rescue worker who died as he attempted to carry a small child to safety.

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