89 people have been killed in landslides in Japan, millions evacuated from nearby areas

Business Insider | 7/7/2018 | Rosie Perper
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89 people have been killed and millions have been evacuated from areas affected by landslides in western Japan.

Rescuers are continuing to search for people as many are believed to be trapped in their homes amid heavy flooding.

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Authorities on Sunday ordered evacuations for up to 5.9 million people in 19 nearby prefectures.

More than 80 people have been killed and millions have been evacuated from areas affected by landslides in western Japan.

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Record rainfall began Thursday and continued over the weekend, pounding western and central prefectures. On Monday morning local time, authorities announced that 89 people had died and at least 58 more are missing, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported.

Hiroshima Prefecture was hit the hardest, with 38 people reported dead, NHK added.

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