Tokyo, At least 155 people have died in floods
and landslides triggered by torrential rain in western Japan, says the
It is the highest death toll caused by rainfall that Japan has seen
in more than three decades.
Rescuers are now digging through mud and rubble in a race to find
survivors, as dozens are still missing.
About two million people have been evacuated from the region
after rivers burst their banks.
Authorities have opened up school halls and gymnasiums to
those who have been displaced by the rainfall.
There remains a risk of landslides, with rain-sodden hilltops liable
Flood warnings are still in effect for some of the worst hit areas,
including the Okayama prefecture in the southern part of Japan.
But more settled weather is expected over the next few days which is
likely to help with rescue efforts, the BBC reported.
Source: Oman News Agency