Floods kill 38 in Ja­pan

Sunday Mail (UK) - - News -

Tor­ren­tial rain­fal l and f lood­ing has bat­tered a wide­spread area in Ja­pan, with lo­cal me­dia re­ports putting the death toll at 38.

Public broad­caster NHK said an­other four peo­ple were se­ri­ously in­jured and 47 are miss­ing.

TV footage showed a res­i­den­tial area in Okayama w it h brown wa t e r spread­ing like a huge lake.

Peo­ple were f lee­ing to rooftops and bal­conies as res­cue heli­copters tried to save them yes­ter­day.

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