Japan landslides, floods kills 10

TOKYO: Rescue crews recovered three more bodies from landslides and a river in southern Japan on Monday, raising to 10 the death toll from disasters brought by heavy weekend rains, police said.

The bodies of a man and a woman were pulled from a car buried when a mudslide hit a road on Kyushu island, a police official in Fukuoka prefecture said.

Police also recovered the body of a five-year-old boy who was swept away in a swollen river on Sunday, the official said.

Search operations resumed Monday in Fukuoka for a 61-year-old woman and her daughter, 34, feared buried under mud after their home was hit by a landslide.

Earlier last week, landslides and floods triggered by heavy rains killed at least 16 people in Yamaguchi prefecture on western Honshu island.

The latest victim found was a woman whose remains were recovered Monday from a nursing home for the elderly that was hit by a large landslide last week. Two people were still listed as missing in Yamaguchi.