Race to help Japan flood victims
06:50 Mon Jul 16, 2012
Report by: BBC News
Japanese troops are airlifting supplies to thousands of people trapped in mountainous districts cut off by floods on the southern island of Kyushu.
Rescue teams have been searching for those missing following flooding and landslides caused by record rainfall.
The death toll has now risen to 26. Hundreds of thousands have been affected. Many of them are staying in evacuation centres.
Heavy rain has also caused flooding in Japan’s historic capital, Kyoto.
TV footage showed muddy waters sweeping through homes and streets as rivers burst their banks in Kyushu.
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