|Rains raise search risk after Japan landslides|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
TOKYO — Forecasts of more heavy rains in western Japan raised the risk Friday of further landslides in Hiroshima, hindering efforts to locate dozens of people still missing after hills around the city collapsed earlier this week.
The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said 40 people were confirmed dead and 47 were unaccounted for after torrents of mud, rocks and timber swept through at least five valleys in Hiroshima’s suburbs after heavy rains early Wednesday. Dozens more were injured.
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