At least 60 people have died in Japan as the country is battered by the worst rains and flooding in the country's history.
Thousands of people were said to have been left stranded in the Hiroshima prefecture as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned authorities face a 'race against time' to save them.
So far 1.5million people have been forced to leave their homes, with 3million more advised to do so or face the devastating consequences brought by the flooding.
The Japan Meteorological Agency said three hours of rainfall in one area in Kochi prefecture reached an accumulated 26.3 centimeters (10.4 inches), the highest since such records started in 1976.
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