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Japanese PM visits Hiroshima after killer landslides

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday pledged full support for victims of last week's massive landslides in Hiroshima, as he made his first visit since the disaster to the western Japanese city. 

Rescue workers remove debris to search for missing people on August 25, 2014, five days after devastating landslides in a residential area of Hiroshima, western Japan

The death toll from the mudslides, which buried dozens of homes, rose to 54, with a further 28 people missing as of Monday, according to Hiroshima police.

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