Search resumes for 24 missing in Japan landslides

Police, fire fighters and military personnel resumed rescue operations, suspended for the night on Monday, at around 6:00 a.m. local time.

The landslides occurred around 10:30 a.m. on Saturday (July 3), and time is running out for any survivors trapped beneath the rubble.

"We have not yet received any new information on survivors ... People in the field are working hard in their search and rescue operation," Atami city spokesperson Hiroki Onuma told Reuters.

The operation heavily depends on rescuers working with their hands, the use of heavy machinery deemed too dangerous for any survivors who may be alive under mud.

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