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Japanese city of Joso floods…and more

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Japanese city of Joso floods as more than 100,000 evacuated under heavy rain

The Japanese city of Joso has flooded after a raging river burst its banks, destroying homes and cars as desperate residents waited for help and more than 100,000 were forced to evacuate.

Key points:

  • Typhoon Etau made landfall in Aichi Prefecture on Wednesday
  • Kinugawa river has broken its banks in Joso city, north of Tokyo
  • Emergency weather warnings have been issued in two prefectures near Tokyo
  • Etau has left more than a dozen people injured, one missing

A further 800,000 people across eastern Japan have been advised to evacuate after officials issued predawn warnings of unusually harsh rainfall to 5 million people…


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