Video footage taken by a Ground Self-Defense Force helicopter shows a huge amount of what appears to be oil spilling out of an ironworks factory in Saga Prefecture, western Japan.
The aerial footage taken at around noon on Wednesday shows roads near the factory flooded with dirty water and a pool of black liquid in parts of the factory in Omachi Town.
The liquid flowing out of the factory has spread over a wide area engulfing houses and roads. Dark water can be seen around a hospital about one kilometer east of the facility.
Prefectural officials suspect a massive amount of oil has leaked out of the factory.