Monday 19 November 2018

At least 15 dead and 50 missing as torrential rainfall hits Japan

Roads are covered in mud waters after a landslide caused by heavy rains in Aki, Hiroshima prefecture, southwestern Japan (Kyodo News via AP)
Roads are covered in mud waters after a landslide caused by heavy rains in Aki, Hiroshima prefecture, southwestern Japan (Kyodo News via AP)
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members use a boat to evacuate a resident from a flooded area caused by heavy rains in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, southwestern Japan (Koki Sengoku/Kyodo News via AP)
Residential buildings are partially submerged in floodwaters caused by heavy rains in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, southwestern Japan (Koki Sengoku/Kyodo News via AP)
A rescue helicopter hovers over damaged buildings after a landslide caused by heavy rains in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi prefecture, southwestern Japan (Kyodo News via AP)
Residential buildings are damaged by a landslide caused by heavy rains in Sakacho, Hiroshima prefecture, south western Japan (Kyodo News via AP)
People waif to be rescued on the top of a house almost submerged in floodwaters caused by heavy rains in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, southwestern Japan (Shingo Nishizume/Kyodo News via AP)
Roads are covered in mud waters after a landslide caused by heavy rains in Aki, Hiroshima prefecture, southwestern Japan (Kyodo News via AP)
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members use a boat to evacuate a resident from a flooded area caused by heavy rains in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, southwestern Japan (Koki Sengoku/Kyodo News via AP)
Residents are evacuated to a safer place from floodwaters caused by heavy rains in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, southwestern Japan (Koki Sengoku/Kyodo News via AP)
Residential buildings are partially submerged in floodwaters caused by heavy rains in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, southwestern Japan (Koki Sengoku/Kyodo News via AP)
A rescue helicopter hovers over damaged buildings after a landslide caused by heavy rains in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi prefecture, southwestern Japan (Kyodo News via AP)
Residential buildings are damaged by a landslide caused by heavy rains in Sakacho, Hiroshima prefecture, south western Japan (Kyodo News via AP)

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