At least 38 dead and 50 missing as torrential rainfall hits Japan

At least 38 dead and 50 missing as torrential rainfall hits Japan

At least 38 dead and 50 missing as torrential rainfall hits Japan

Almost 50,000 members of the military, police and firefighting services were taking part in searches for people trapped, wounded or dead as a result of the floods, reported the Japan Times.

Dozens of people have died in the flooding, which followed a bout of torrential rain and led to landslides in western Japan.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the rainy season front in western and eastern Japan will not ease up until the early hours of July 8, sparking fears of more rainfall and localized downpours in a broader area.

People wait to be rescued on the roof of a house nearly submerged in floodwaters caused by heavy rains in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, southwestern Japan on Saturday.

About 160,000 people were advised to evacuate across the region as weather officials warned that rain levels they described as "historic" could continue until Sunday.

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Record downpours prompted authorities to order some 1,932,000 people to evacuate their homes mainly in western Japan, according to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency, but NHK said the figure had risen to almost 3.2 million.

A woman in her 70s or 80s was reportedly found dead inside a drainage facility in central Japan, local police reported, with a number of people remaining unaccounted for, including a man in Kochi Prefecture whose milk deliver auto may have been washed away by a river. In Hiroshima, nine people were missing after being buried underneath a mudslide Friday night, Kyodo News reported.

Television footage showed muddy water flowing out of rivers in parts of the region, including the scenic Arashiyama area in western Kyoto where riverbanks and streets were flooded.

Hiroshima was also hit hard by torrential rain in August 2014, when 77 people were killed as massive landslides destroyed homes.

The deluge, triggered by the seasonal rain front, brought mudslides and flooding across widespread areas from Shiga Prefecture to the east to Fukuoka Prefecture to the west due to the slow-moving rain front.

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"I can't remember it ever raining this heavily".

Mitsubishi Motors Corp halted operations at one plant because it could not get parts, Kyodo said.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told his ministers to "make an all-out effort" to rescue victims, saying: "The situation is extremely serious".

Roads are covered in mud waters after a landslide caused by heavy rains in Aki, Hiroshima prefecture, southwestern Japan on July 7.

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