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Debris slows search for Japan mudslide victims swept out to sea

Low visibility plagues coast guard divers at Atami port

The mudslide in Atami cut through the seaside city to the bullet train line and beyond. Photo taken on July 6.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Days after the deadly mudslide in the coastal Japanese city of Atami, the heaps of debris and soil washed out to sea are proving a major obstacle in the hunt for the missing.

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