Lethal torrential rains and flooding batter southwestern Japan


Torrents of rainfall and flooding battered a common region in southwestern Japan on Saturday, with area media casualty studies climbing promptly. General public broadcaster NHK claimed 38 persons ended up lifeless, 4 ended up hurt significantly and 47 were missing.

Television footage showed a household space in Okayama prefecture seeped in brown drinking water spreading like a large lake. Some people fled to rooftops and balconies and waved furiously at hovering rescue helicopters.

Okayama prefecture reported a male caught in a landslide died, and 6 others were missing. Evacuation orders experienced been issued to far more than 360,000 individuals, the prefecture stated in a assertion. (AP)

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Lethal torrential rains and flooding batter southwestern Japan