Torrential rains leave trail of destruction in western Japan

The death toll from torrential rains in western Japan moved above 100 early Monday, with dozens of others still missing after massive flooding and landslides destroyed homes and displaced tens of thousands. This is a selection of scenes of the widespread damage.

Rescue workers hunt for missing people at the scene of a home destroyed in a mudslide triggered by torrential rains in the town of Kumano, Hiroshima Prefecture, on Monday morning.
Rescue workers hunt for missing people at the scene of a home destroyed in a mudslide triggered by torrential rains in the town of Kumano, Hiroshima Prefecture, on Monday morning. | KYODO
Floodwaters are drained Monday in Mihara, Hiroshima Prefecture, after torrential rains hit western Japan over the weekend.
Floodwaters are drained Monday in Mihara, Hiroshima Prefecture, after torrential rains hit western Japan over the weekend. | KYODO
A truck that was washed away in torrential rains that spurred floods straddles a fence in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, on Monday morning.
A truck that was washed away in torrential rains that spurred floods straddles a fence in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, on Monday morning. | KYODO
Rescue workers look on as a truck dangles precariously from a wall next to a destroyed home in the town of Kumano, Hiroshima Prefecture, on Monday morning after torrential rains spurred a mudslide that hit the area.
Rescue workers look on as a truck dangles precariously from a wall next to a destroyed home in the town of Kumano, Hiroshima Prefecture, on Monday morning after torrential rains spurred a mudslide that hit the area. | KYODO
Local residents collect water supplies near a flooded area at Mihara Daini junior high school, which is acting as an emergency water station, in Mihara, Hiroshima Prefecture, on Monday.
Local residents collect water supplies near a flooded area at Mihara Daini junior high school, which is acting as an emergency water station, in Mihara, Hiroshima Prefecture, on Monday. | REUTERS
A local resident walks in front of submerged and destroyed houses in a flooded area of Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, , on Sunday
A local resident walks in front of submerged and destroyed houses in a flooded area of Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, on Sunday | REUTERS
A car is seen trapped in the mud after floods in Saka, Hiroshima Prefecture, on Sunday.
A car is seen trapped in the mud after floods in Saka, Hiroshima Prefecture, on Sunday. | AFP-JIJI
A man walks past a street in Saka, Hiroshima Prefecture, on Sunday after the area was devastated by floods.
A man walks past a street in Saka, Hiroshima Prefecture, on Sunday after the area was devastated by floods. | AFP-JIJI
A Self-Defense Force soldier approaches Mabi Memorial Hospital for rescue work in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, on Sunday.
A Self-Defense Force soldier approaches Mabi Memorial Hospital for rescue work in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, on Sunday. | REUTERS
Self-Defense Force soldiers rescue people from a flooded area of Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, on Sunday.
Self-Defense Force soldiers rescue people from a flooded area of Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, on Sunday. | REUTERS
Self-Defense Force soldiers rescue people from a flooded area of Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, on Sunday.
Self-Defense Force soldiers rescue people from a flooded area of Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, on Sunday. | REUTERS
Men make their way in a flooded area of Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, on Sunday.
Men make their way down a flooded street in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, on Sunday. | REUTERS
Rescue workers rest in an area of Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, on Sunday after heavy rains inundated western Japan.
Rescue workers rest in an area of Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, on Sunday after heavy rains inundated western Japan. | REUTERS
Homes are submerged in floodwater in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, on Saturday, in this photo obtained from social media.
Homes are submerged in floodwater in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, on Saturday, in this photo obtained from social media. | @RAATA_S660 / VIA REUTERS
A dead carp carried by floodwaters is seen on a road in Mihara, Hiroshima Prefecture, on Sunday.
A dead carp carried by floodwaters is seen on a road in Mihara, Hiroshima Prefecture, on Sunday. | AFP-JIJI
Cars are seen trapped in the mud after floods in Saka, Hiroshima Prefecture, on Sunday.
Cars are submerged in mud following floods in Saka, Hiroshima Prefecture, on Sunday. | AFP-JIJI
Local residents walk next to a damaged car in a flooded area of Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, on Sunday.
Local residents walk next to a damaged car in a flooded area of Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, on Sunday. | REUTERS
A washed out road is seen following heavy rains and flooding in Mihara, Hiroshima Prefecture, on Sunday.
A washed-out road is seen following heavy rains and flooding in Mihara, Hiroshima Prefecture, on Sunday. | AFP-JIJI
Submerged and destroyed houses are seen in a flooded area of Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, on Sunday.
Submerged and destroyed houses are seen in a flooded area of Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, on Sunday. | REUTERS
An area of Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, is seen Monday morning after torrential rains spurred floods that devastated western Japan.
A severely flooded area of Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, is seen Monday morning from a Kyodo News helicopter. | KYODO
A mudslide-hit area in the town of Kumano, Hiroshima Prefecture, is seen Monday morning after torrential rains spurred floods that devastated western Japan.
A mudslide-hit area in the town of Kumano, Hiroshima Prefecture, is seen Monday morning. | KYODO
Elderly residents of a care home rest at an evacuation center in Soja, Okayama Prefecture, on Monday after heavy rains flooded their residence.
Elderly residents of a care home rest at an evacuation center in Soja, Okayama Prefecture, on Monday after heavy rains flooded their residence. | KYODO