Japan Floods Leave 48 People Dead, Dozens Missing

Flooding killed at least 48 people and forced 2 million others to flee their homes Saturday as heavy rain pounded large areas in southwestern Japan.

At least 51 people have been injured and another 36 people are missing, according to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency of Japan.

Hundreds of homes have been destroyed or damaged. In all, eight prefectures have been affected, including Kyoto and Hiroshima.

The Japan Meteorological Agency upgraded its alert system to the highest level in...

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