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Landslide injures 2 people in Japan’s Yamagata prefecture

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A landslide has destroyed over 10 structures, including houses, in Japan’s northeastern Yamagata Prefecture, resulting in the injury of at least two people, the NHK broadcaster reports.

A man in his 70s and a woman in her 60s were rescued and taken to a hospital after a hillside collapsed in Tsuruoka City early on Saturday, NHK said citing police.

A couple in their 70s and 80s remain unaccounted for.

The landslide hit a cluster of buildings, engulfing more than 10 structures, including houses, according to NHK.

Some local residents have reportedly been told to evacuate.

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