More than 3 million told to evacuate as water levels reach five metres (16ft): Deadly floods kill 66 with 50 missing in Japan

More than 3 million told to evacuate as water levels reach five metres (16ft): Deadly floods kill 66 with 50 missing in Japan

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Dozens of people have died and at least 50 are missing after torrential rain triggered landslides and flash flooding in western Japan on Saturday.
Local authorities said 20 people had been killed, while public broadcaster NHK said the death toll had risen to 66.
The number of casualties is expected to rise, said Yoshinobu Katsuura, a disaster management official in Ehime prefecture.
The prime minister, Shinzo Abe, said the situation was "extremely serious" and ordered ministers to "make an all-out effort" to rescue victims.

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