Japan floods leave dozens dead, including nursing home residents

Record rainfall triggers landslides in western Kumamoto region, stranding hundreds

Deep floodwaters and the risk of further mudslides have hampered search and rescue operations after heavy rain in southern Japan, including at elderly home facilities where more than a dozen residents died and scores were left stranded.

Helicopters and boats rescued more people from their homes in the Kumamoto region. More than 40,000 troops, the coastguard and fire brigades took part in the operation.

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