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Japan: Thousands evacuated and several missing after intense floods in country's south00:12

Japan: Thousands evacuated and several missing after intense floods in country's south

Japan, Ashikita
July 4, 2020 at 10:24 GMT -00:00 · Published

Heavy rains caused flooding in the southern Japanese prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima on Saturday, leaving at least 13 people missing.

Footage from the city of Ashikita on Saturday shows houses almost submerged by raging floodwaters, and roads were inundated with mud.

Over 75,000 residents were given evacuation orders, while many reportedly sought refuge on rooftops, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announcing the deployment of thousands of troops for rescue operations.

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Heavy rains caused flooding in the southern Japanese prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima on Saturday, leaving at least 13 people missing.

Footage from the city of Ashikita on Saturday shows houses almost submerged by raging floodwaters, and roads were inundated with mud.

Over 75,000 residents were given evacuation orders, while many reportedly sought refuge on rooftops, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announcing the deployment of thousands of troops for rescue operations.

Mandatory Credit: @HARUPIN_0804 ​

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