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Deadly landslide in Japan

Updated 0132 GMT (0932 HKT) September 15, 2014
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This aerial view shows the damage caused by a landslide after heavy rains hit the city of Hiroshima, Japan, on Wednesday, August 20. Jiji Pres/Getty Images
A rescue helicopter lifts a survivor from the devastated area on August 20. Kyodo News/AP
Soldiers and rescue workers look for survivors on August 20. Jiji Press/Getty Images
This aerial view shows damage caused by the landslide, which killed at least 27 people, authorities said on August 20. They fear the death toll could be much higher. Jiji Press/Getty Images
Rescue workers look for survivors on August 20. Jiji Press/Getty Images
Many buildings were destroyed by the landslide. Kyodo News/AP
The landslide swept through crowded residential areas. Kyodo News/AP
Rescue personnel head out to look for survivors on August 20. Kyodo News/AP
The city received a record 9.5 inches of rain in the past 24 hours, the Kyodo news agency said on August 20. Jiji Press/AP
A 2-year-old boy was among those killed by the landslide, authorities said. Jiji Press/Getty Images