(SOURCE) A parking lot collapsed down the side of a hill in southern Japan on Monday, taking the life of at least one person.
The landslide occurred in the town of Anan in Japan’s Tokushima Prefecture, where rain has fallen in large amounts for several weeks. According to the Daily Mail, the images above and below were taken at the YMCA Anan Kokusai Kaiyo Center, where guests were trapped after the land gave way and took down the parking lot and many cars.
The Daily Mail also reported that 550,000 people were ordered to evacuate surrounding areas after the deadly mudslide.
It was one of three deadly incidents involving flash flooding and mudslides in Japan so far this month. On Aug. 2, floodwaters overturned a vehicle carrying a family of four fleeing a flooded campground near Mount Fuji in Kanagawa Prefecture, according to the Japan Times. A mother and her two children were killed; the father survive.
The day after the Anan landslide, a landslide in western Japan’s Yamaguchi Prefecture killed a 29-year-old man in his house in Iwakuni city, according to Asahi TV. The cause of death was suffocation. The Japan Meteorological Agency said Iwakuni broke its all-time records for 1-hour and 3-hour rainfall that morning, with 2.79 inches in 1 hour and 6.14 inches in 3 hours just before sunrise.