Rescue personnel in central Japan’s Shizuoka Prefecture are broadening their search for survivors of this weekend’s catastrophic mudslides.
113 people are still missing, according to the mayor of Atami, a bayside tourist city in the prefecture.
Earlier, a baby wrapped in a blanket was delicately delivered to an emergency worker by rescuers. The baby and her mother were rescued from a building whose first floor had been submerged in mud. Neither of them were seriously hurt.
On Saturday, mudslides in Atami washed away at least 130 homes and buildings, according to prefectural officials. Over the weekend, 23 persons who were caught by the flood were rescued. Three people have been identified as deceased.
Officials estimate that 215 individuals live in the stricken area.
They’ve confirmed the whereabouts of 102 people and are seeking to learn more about the others’ conditions.