Car stranded on top of house after flooding in Japan
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Japan floods force thousands to leave homes

At least four people are reported to have died, and 15 more are missing after parts of south-west Japan were hit by flooding.

Soldiers have been deployed to help residents, after some cities experienced 507mm (1.8 feet) of rain in less than 24 hours.

The BBC's Mariko Oi says the rain fall is "unprecedented".

  • 12 Jul 2012
  • From the section Asia
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