Japan: 4 dead, 38 missing after floods, landslides hit country following record rainfall


In Japan, four people were killed and 38 others are missing after floods and landslides hit the country following record rainfall.

One person washed away in Hyogo Prefecture while two were swept away in swollen rivers in other prefectures. Another person was killed after landslide hit his house in Hiroshima Prefecture.

The western part of the country is on high due to extremely heavy rain.
The Meteorological Agency has now expanded emergency warnings to include 8 prefectures including Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Hyogo and Kyoto.

Agency officials said, there is an imminent risk of massive flooding and landslides that could cause serious damage. The water levels in rivers are above danger mark in many regions.


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