Massive flooding triggered by torrential rain in southwestern Japan has left three people dead and one missing, while more than 1,900 people were being accommodated at evacuation centers as of Thursday morning.
Here is a collection of photos and aerial footage captured by Kyodo News photographers:
(Juntendo hospital in Omachi surrounded by floodwater tainted with petroleum that leaked from a nearby factory)
(A flooded driving school in Takeo)
(People awaiting rescue on the second floor balcony of a house in Takeo)
(JR Saga Station)
(Part of the floor of a house near a river in Yame is washed away)