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Heavy rain hits Japan, over 120,000 ordered to evacuate

  • Published at 09:56 pm July 10th, 2021
Japan Landslide
Police officers conduct a rescue and search operation at the site of a mudslide caused by heavy rain at Izusan district in Atami, Japan July 5, 2021, in this photo taken by Kyodo Reuters

A week ago, heavy rains lashed the resort city of Atami, triggering landslides that have killed 9 people

Japan issued evacuation requests to more than 120,000 residents in some southern prefectures due to heavy rain on Saturday, NHK reported, just days after deadly landslides struck the seaside city of Atami southwest of Tokyo.

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued its highest rain alerts in three prefectures on Kyushu Island, prompting some local governments to order residents to evacuate.

A week ago, heavy rains lashed the resort city of Atami, triggering landslides that have killed at least nine people and left 20 missing.