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Sunday, 08 July 2018 - 8:30
Death toll in Japan floods risen
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Flooding and landslides have killed at least 50 people and left dozens missing in western areas of Japan.

Most of the deaths have occurred in Hiroshima prefecture, which has been hit by torrential rain since Thursday. Hundreds of homes have been damaged.

About 1.5 million people have been ordered to leave their homes and three million more advised to do so.

Thousands of police, fire-fighters, and soldiers are taking part in search-and-rescue operations, while some of the victims have been buried alive by landslides.
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