4 die as heavy rains hit Japan

TOKYO - At least four people have been killed as heavy rain triggered mudslides in the western Japan city of Hiroshima, rescuers said Wednesday.

"We haven't assessed the full extent (of the disaster) yet but four people have been confirmed dead," said a spokesman for Hiroshima's fire department, which operates the city's emergency unit.

Rescuers said victims included a two-year-old toddler and 77-year-old woman.

Live television footage early Wednesday showed houses destroyed by overnight landslides in mountains behind them, with muddy water still running through wrecked buildings.

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