At least 37 people were killed and more than 50 are missing as record rains continue falling over parts of Japan. Nearly 50 000 members of the Self-Defense Forces, police and firefighting service are searching for trapped, wounded or dead people, Kyodo news service reported Saturday, July 7, 2018.
Torrential rain has caused heavy flooding and landslides in south-west Japan. Dozens of people have died and at least 50 are missing. Japan’s meteorological agency issued ‘historic and special weather warnings’ across four prefectures in the west of Japan’s main island of Honshu.
Dozens of people have died and at least 50 are missing after torrential rain triggered landslides and flash flooding in western Japan on Saturday.