Death toll from floods, landslides rises to 112

Death toll from floods, landslides rises to 112

Officials in Japan say the death toll from floods and landslides caused by record rainfall in the western part of the country has reached 112.

Authorities say 3 others are in critical condition, and 78 are missing.

Hiroshima Prefecture is the hardest-hit area, with 44 people reported dead.

Fatalities have also been reported in Okayama, Ehime, Kyoto, Yamaguchi, Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Hyogo, Shiga, Gifu, Kochi and Saga prefectures.

Officials say the death toll may rise as the full extent of the damage is not yet known.