Heavy rains force evacuation of thousands in Japan; one killed

A kimono-clad woman using a smartphone takes photos of swollen Kamo River, caused by a heavy rain, from Shijo Bridge in Kyoto, western Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo July 5, 2018. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan on Thursday ordered the evacuation of thousands of residents from the outskirts of its ancient capital of Kyoto after “historic” rains battered its western region, killing a man, with yet more rain forecast. About 160,000 people were advised to evacuate across the region as weather officials warned that rain levels they […]

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