Tokyo, Japan — Death toll rises to six after torrential rain in Japan and several missing on Friday as torrential rain hit northern Japan, local media reported.
Local News also said five residents remained unaccounted for while three others were injured in the neighboring Akita Prefecture after their houses were swept away by massive floods.
Almost 300 police and troops were still looking for the son’s wife, an Akita police spokesman said.
Their home was among eight buildings swallowed by a mudslide triggered by torrential rain that swept the region on Friday, the spokesman said.
Rescue workers also found the body of a 58-year-old in the rubble in the same area.
Heavy rain hit northern Japan on Friday, with some areas of Akita seeing up to a record 108 millimetres (more than four inches) of rain in an hour.
The meteorological agency issued evacuation warnings for residents in the region, calling on them to take “immediate action” to protect their lives reportedly.