Landslides and floods kill many in Japan and Bangladesh 13 Jul 1997
Four people have been killed in western Japan, after a landslide triggered by torrential rain hit a mountain area in Takarazuka.
Weather officials have warned continued rainfall in southwestern Japan may trigger further landslides.
Meanwhile, the death toll from four days of landslides and floods in Bangladesh has risen to 57, after 14-more fatalities were reported overnight.
Nineteen-people are also missing or feared dead after a boat they were on board capsized in the turbulent Sangu river.
More than half-a-million people have been affected by the deluge in 20-of Bangladesh's 64 administrative districts.
Officials say military helicopters are dropping emergency food and essential supplies for victims in remote areas.
=A9 1996 Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Sun Jul 13 17:00:01 1997 ( AEST )
AEST = Australian Eastern Standard Time which is 10 hours ahead of UTC (Greenwich Mean Time)