Heavy rains hit Japan, over 1.2 lakh ordered to evacuate


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Heavy rains hit Japan, over 1.2 L ordered to evacuate

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

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued its highest rain warnings in three prefectures on the island of Kyushu, prompting some local governments to order residents to evacuate.

A week ago, heavy rains hit the resort town of Atami, triggering landslides that left at least nine dead and 20 missing.

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