The elements took over a hundred lives.
Heavy rains in Japan triggered the exit of the river banks and caused severe flooding. At least 100 people were killed and more than 80 missing. More than 2 million residents were evacuated from their homes.
In the operation to rescue people involved about 48 thousand soldiers, police and firefighters. The Japanese authorities warned that the death toll may increase due to floods and landslides caused by record rainfall in the Western part of the country