“Race against time” to rescue Japan flood victims

People are rescued by boats from Mabi Memorial Hospital that was isolated due to flood damage caused by heavy rain in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture on July 8, 2018. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned of a “race against time” to rescue flood victims as authorities issued new alerts over record rains that have killed at least 48 people.

 

This picture shows an aerial view of flooded houses in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture on July 8, 2018. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned of a “race against time” to rescue flood victims as authorities issued new alerts over record rains that have killed at least 48 people.