13 dead, dozens missing in record rain

Authorities in Japan say casualties are mounting due to floods and landslides caused by record rainfall in the western part of the country.

They say that as of noon on Saturday, 13 people are dead, 3 without vital signs and at least 45 missing.

The missing people include some who appear to have been swept away in rivers or canals.

Dozens of others have not been seen since landslides hit their houses.