2 Bodies Found in Shizuoka Pref. After Heavy Rains

The Yomiuri Shimbun
A house damaged by a landslide is seen in Kita Ward, Hamamatsu, on Saturday.

SHIZUOKA — Two bodies have been discovered in Shizuoka Prefecture in separate incidents linked to heavy downpours triggered by a strong typhoon and seasonal rain front, the prefectural police announced Sunday.

A body was found in the wreckage of a house hit by a landslide in Kita Ward, Hamamatsu. The police are trying to confirm the identity of the body. They have been unable to contact a resident of the house who is believed to be in his 30s.

Another body was discovered on a beach in Fukuroi on Sunday morning. The person who found the body alerted the police at around 6 a.m.

A man in his 70s from the neighboring city of Iwata had been reported missing amid the heavy rains and prefectural police are investigating a possible connection.

The beach where the body was found is several kilometers east of a river with an embankment that collapsed in the heavy rain. The missing man lived along the river.