A huge rescue operation is under way in central Japan after a landslide hit the popular resort of Atami, killing two people and leaving 20 others missing.
Hundreds of rescuers began sweeping the hillside for survivors early today after a torrent of black mud crashed through the city a day earlier.
Several houses were swept away by the mudslide, which followed heavy rain.
Atami has had more rainfall in the first three days of July than it usually sees in the whole month.
A resident said he heard a horrible sound and fled as the landslide engulfed everything in its path.