At least 20 people are missing and two confirmed dead in central Japan after a huge landslide hit Atami city following heavy rainfall.
Japan is prone to mudslides and flooding during its rainy season.
Atami, a hot-spring resort in the prefecture of Shizuoka, has had more rainfall in the first three days of July than it usually sees in the whole month.
Media reports say that the bodies of what appear to be two victims have been found in the port district.
According to a local resident, the mudslide struck at 10:30 local time (01:30 GMT).
As of 2 p.m. local time, about 2,830 households in the city were out of power, according to the Tokyo Electric Power Company.
While the Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has put a task force together to respond to the disaster, he has also offered his condolences.
Meanwhile, police, firefighters and members of Japan’s military are involved in a search operation.
Residents in parts of three prefectures – Shizuoka, Kanagawa and Chiba – have been ordered to evacuate following warnings of further flooding in low-lying areas.