Heavy flooding and landslides in Japan have forced almost 100,000 people to abandon their homes, with large parts of the country on high flood alert.
The city of Joso, north of the capital, Tokyo, was hit by a wall of water after the Kinugawa River burst its banks.
NBC News report that local police say at least 10 people are missing in the city following the flooding.
Helicopter rescue teams have been plucking people from rooftops and houses have been swept away by the powerful torrents of water.
Around 6,900 buildings in Joso were flooded in the deluge, an official at the Land and Transport Ministry told NBC News.
“We are experiencing heavy rain on an unprecedented scale, this is an urgent situation where grave danger may be approaching,” said the Meteorological Agency’s Takuya Deshimaru to reporters.
The rains come a day after Typhoon Etau brought winds of up to 125km/h (77mph) to parts of central Japan.
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