Landslide in Japan, 6 missing

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Tokyo, April 11 (IANS) Six persons remain unaccounted for after a landslide buried three houses in Oita on Wednesday in Japan, an official said.

According to police and government officials, the incident took place in Yabakei at around 3.50 a.m. after a mountain slope collapsed, Xinhua news agency reported.

The rescue officials said they have asked for heavy machinery to be deployed to shift soil to access the accident site.

–IANS

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