Publish dateSaturday 3 June 2023 - 14:11
Story Code : 271131
Heavy rain in Japan left one dead, two missing
Heavy rain across parts of Japan has killed one person, left two missing and injured  dozens thousands of residents issued evacuation warnings.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - Monitoring: A non-compulsory evacuation order was issued to more than 410,000 people in Toyota in the central Aichi region, as well as in other parts of western and central Japan.

The highest evacuation alert which urges residents to immediately safety was issued to some 130,000 people in Toyohashi, also in Aichi, according to public broadcaster NHK. Western Wakayama region saw several rivers burst their banks, and NHK footage showed a brown-coloured river in a Wakayama town covering railway tracks.

Two people were missing in Wakayama one washed away when a road flooded and another swept up by a river, NHK reported.

“We urge residents (in the affected areas) to be extremely vigilant against landslides, flooding and rising and overflowing rivers,” top government spokesman Hirokazu Matsuno told reporters.“Extremely heavy rainfall with thunderstorms are expected over a wide area from western to eastern Japan over the next three days” due to the storm, which has been downgraded from typhoon status, he added.
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