Most of the deaths in hard-hit Hiroshima were from landslides in areas where homes had been built up against steep slopes, beginning in the 1970s. People have been living for 40 to 50 years in an area that had latent risk, but decades went by without a disaster.

Takashi Tsuchida, a civil engineering professor at Hiroshima University, suggesting one reason why people didn’t evacuate before heavy rains caused landslides. Japan issues weather warnings early, but its…

Original published: 2018-07-11 21:49:32 Read the full Osaka News here

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