Floods in Japan Force 400,000 to Evacuate, Kills 22

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Flooding and landslides on Friday in Japan caused 400,000 people to evacuate and killed at least 22, officials said to the BBC News.

On Japan's main southern island rain and bursting rivers caused flooding and landslides, forcing residents to evacuate, many of whom remain in evacuation centers, The Herald Sun said.

At least 5,000 people are stranded in the northwestern region of the island, where police are focusing their rescue efforts, due to washed-out bridges, the BBC said.

At least seven people were reported missing, the BBC said. Japan's Self-Defence Forces are searching for them.

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