Japan floods: ‘Extreme danger’ amid record rainfall

Source: BBC News

“We’ve never experienced this kind of rain before,” a weather official said.

More than 60 people are dead and dozens missing after record rainfall caused rivers to burst their banks in Hiroshima and other areas.

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Two million people have been ordered to evacuate. PM Shinzo Abe said rescuers were “working against time”.

“There are still many people missing and others in need of help,” the prime minister told reporters on Sunday.

Since Thursday parts of western Japan have received three times the usual rainfall for the whole of July, setting off floods and landslides.

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