At least 32 people have been killed in landslides that struck the Japanese city of Hiroshima, officials say. Take a look at images of the damage.
Residents combed through mud and debris looking for bodies of their loved ones after heavy rains triggered landslides that swallowed up homes.
At least 36 people, including several children, were killed and several are still missing.
A month's worth of rain fell overnight, loosening slopes already saturated by heavy rain over the past few weeks.
Roughly half of the total rainfall on Wednesday fell within one single hour.
The force of the landslide crumbled asphalt roads, while streams of mud tore through neighborhoods, turning houses into piles of twisted wreckage.
Residents and rescue workers continue to comb through mud and debris looking for bodies of their loved ones.
One Fuji resident reported that the overnight storm was "beating down so hard I was scared to go outside."
Helicopters lifted out survivors, as rescue workers searched through mud and piles of stones in residential areas.
Houses had been pushed 100 yards by the landslide in the worst-hit area, where thick, knee-high mud hampered rescue efforts.
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