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Hiroshima marks 3rd anniversary of deadly landslides

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A memorial service was held Sunday to commemorate the third anniversary of landslides that claimed the lives of 77 people in the western Japan city of Hiroshima. “I don’t want anyone else to become a victim or a person feeling like us, ” said 77…
A memorial service was held Sunday to commemorate the third anniversary of landslides that claimed the lives of 77 people in the western Japan city of Hiroshima.
“I don’t want anyone else to become a victim or a person feeling like us, ” said 77-year-old Takako Miyamoto, one of the speakers at the event. She lost her husband after torrential rain caused a series of landslides in residential areas close to mountains in the city early on Aug 20,2014.
“It is really painful and sad to have our lives ruined after losing everything, with our dear old houses destroyed, ” said Miyamoto, who also sustained a serious injury in the landslide.
Touching on recent natural disasters in other places in Japan including torrential rain in Kyushu last month, she said she “sincerely hopes that no one else dies in a disaster.

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