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Death toll from Atami mudslide rises to 18; 12 still missing

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So tragic. I hope all bodies will be recovered eventually to bring some closure.

I wonder if there will be any charges laid, seems there may have been criminal negligence involved. We don't hear about the cause of the landslide anymore.

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I'd like to hear more about the developers. Have they dumped industrial waste on other mountainsides?

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Sad event. Mudslides are not in my book of things to do. RIP.

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seems there may have been criminal negligence

No one knows yet. Maybe you should wait until the investigation is complete before you rush to judgment. By the way, what happen in Germany? It does not look Germany was prepared.

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The reason why no one has heard about criminal charges is the city government is protecting the govenor and the mayor at all cost. We are reading that industrial waste contributed to the mudslides. The real truth is the city government allowed the Chinese to come in clear thousands of trees away to install "SOLAR PANELS and with the pile up of the so called "Industrial waste" this contributed to the land slide. Great cover up but it does not get to the root cause of the problem. Money over lives!!! Do your research and talk to the people who live there they will tell you. That area has been there for years no problems until the above happened and now its crickets, no one in the city government wants to talk about it.

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Is this still a search and rescue? Or a recovery?

kaimycahlJuly 19  09:27 pm JST

The reason why no one has heard about criminal charges is the city government is protecting the govenor and the mayor at all cost. We are reading that industrial waste contributed to the mudslides. The real truth is the city government allowed the Chinese to come in clear thousands of trees away to install "SOLAR PANELS and with the pile up of the so called "Industrial waste" this contributed to the land slide. Great cover up but it does not get to the root cause of the problem. Money over lives!!! Do your research and talk to the people who live there they will tell you. That area has been there for years no problems until the above happened and now its crickets, no one in the city government wants to talk about it.

Very interesting--will check it out.

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