Fifteen Filipinos have asked to be evacuated as torrential rains and flooding hit several parts of Japan.
Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said that according to Philippine Ambassador to Japan Manuel Lopez, the 15 Filipinos have been rescued by Philippines' embassy people.
"I think, kung tama po ang naalala ko, 15 Filipinos asked to be evacuated, and they were," Valte said in an interview over state-run radio dzRB.
She said that the 15 Filipinos will remain under the care of the Philippine embassy until the situation in their areas in Japan normalizes.
Three people have been confirmed killed and 15 others remained missing due massive flooding in Tokyo.
Parts of Joso, a community of 65,000 residents, were washed away Thursday when a levee on the Kinugawa river gave way, flooding an area that reportedly spans 32 square kilometers (12 square miles) after the worst rains in decades.
Dramatic aerial footage showed whole houses being swept away by raging torrents in scenes eerily reminiscent of the devastating tsunami that crushed Japan's northeast coast four years ago.
The massive flooding was caused by Typhoon Etau, which smashed through Japan this week. —ALG, GMA News