Floods strand 100s of peo­ple

Western Daily Press - - Uk&world News -

FLOOD­ING and mud­slides have stranded hun­dreds of peo­ple in scenic hot springs and hik­ing ar­eas in cen­tral Ja­pan.

Res­cue work­ers searched on Thurs­day for more peo­ple miss­ing in rain-re­lated disas­ters that have al­ready killed more than 60 peo­ple in the coun­try. Parts of Nagano and Gifu, in­clud­ing ar­eas known for scenic moun­tain trails and hot springs, have been flooded by mas­sive down­pours that have lasted nearly a week. More than 300 peo­ple are trapped in Kamikochi.

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