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Flooding, landslides kill at least 100 in Japan

Heavy rains resulted in flooding and landslides in parts of Japan that have left at least 122 people dead.

Flooding and landslides in Japan leave at least 100 dead

Rescuers combed through mud-covered hillsides and near riverbanks on Tuesday to look for dozens of people still missing after days of heavy rains caused flooding and mudslides in southwestern Japan where the death toll has risen to 122. (Source: AP)

Flooding and landslides in Japan leave at least 100 dead

Heavy rainfall hammered southern Japan for the third day, prompting new disaster warnings on Kyushu and Shikoku islands on Sunday. (Source: AP)

Flooding and landslides in Japan leave at least 100 dead

The death toll from the rains is the highest since 98 people were killed in a typhoon in 2004. In Pic: A train derailed by a landslide caused by heavy rains in Karatsu, southwestern Japan. (Source: AP)

Flooding and landslides in Japan leave at least 100 dead

Elderly people are rescued on a boat as the city is flooded following heavy rain in Kurashiki city in southwestern Japan on Sunday. (Source: AP)

Flooding and landslides in Japan leave at least 100 dead

An emergency management centre has been set up at the prime minister’s office, with about 54,000 rescuers, drawn from the military, police and fire departments, fanning out across the west and southwest. (Source: AP)

Flooding and landslides in Japan leave at least 100 dead

At a landslide in Hiroshima, shattered piles of lumber marked the sites of former homes, television images showed. Others had been tossed upside down. (Source: AP)

Flooding and landslides in Japan leave at least 100 dead

Water still swirled through most of the hard hit city of Kurashiki, despite ebbing floods that opened the route to a hospital where nearly 100 patients and staff had been stranded on Sunday. (Source: AP)

Flooding and landslides in Japan leave at least 100 dead

Rescuers conduct a search operation for missing persons in Kumano town in western Japan. (Source: AP)

Flooding and landslides in Japan leave at least 100 dead

Although evacuation orders were scaled back from the weekend, nearly 2 million people still face orders or advice to keep away from homes, fire and disaster officials said. (Source: AP)

Flooding and landslides in Japan leave at least 100 dead

Japan monitors weather conditions and issues warnings early, but its dense population means every bit of usable land is built on in the mostly mountainous nation, leaving it prone to disasters. (Source: AP)

Some homes were smashed, while others were tilting precariously. Rivers overflowed, turning towns into lakes and leaving dozens of people stranded on rooftops. (Source: AP)

Officials and reports say more than 80 people are still unaccounted for, many of them in the hardest-hit Hiroshima area. (Source: AP)