Rescue work continues after flooding and landslides in Japan
Sept.11, Tokyo: At least two people have been conformed killed and 25 people are still missing across the flood hit areas in Japan, after the Kinugawa River burst its banks on Thursday.
Rescue work is continuing in Ibaraki and Tochigi prefectures, where hundreds of people have been stranded by flooding. Many people had to wait overnight to be rescued from the roofs of their homes near Joso city.
Officials have warned of further heavy rain and the risk of mudslides.
On Friday morning, an evacuation warning was also issued for 410,000 people in Sendai, capital of Miyagi prefecture.
Some 51 helicopters and nearly 6,000 rescuers worked throughout the Thursday night and more than 3,500 people have been taken to temporary shelters.
The rains come a day after a tropical storm brought winds of up to 125km/h (78mph) to central Aichi prefecture. The meteorological agency said such rainfall was unprecedented in this time in Japan and pose imminent danger.
The Oslo Times