Residents holding dogs wait for help, sitting on the roof of their house in the flooded city of Joso
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Japan flood: Helicopter plucks man from rooftop

Widespread flooding and landslides in Japan have forced more than 90,000 people from their homes.

Dramatic pictures from Joso city, north of Tokyo, showed helicopter rescue teams plucking people from rooftops.

The city of Joso was hit by a wall of water after the Kinugawa River burst its banks.

  • 10 Sep 2015
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