Heavy rain in southern Japan triggered flooding and mudslides on Saturday, leaving at least two dead, more than a dozen missing and others stranded on rooftops waiting to be rescued, officials said.
More than 75,000 residents were asked to evacuate following pounding rains overnight.
The evacuation was not mandatory.
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Mudslides smashed into houses and floodwaters carried trunks from uprooted trees.
NHK said about 13 people were reported missing.
Flooding also cut off power and communication lines.
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