Japan Flood 100 Found Dead Others Missing


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Japan floods: Death toll rises to 100 as officials warn of more landslides

By Danielle Demetriou , TOKYO
9 JULY 2018 • 7:25AM
apan’s weather agency warned of further landslides and flooding on Monday as the death toll from torrential rainfall rose to 100 and 50 people remained missing.
Record rainfall has deluged central and southwestern Japan since Thursday, causing widespread flash flooding, landslides, burst riverbanks and travel chaos.

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On Monday morning Shinzo Abe, the Japanese Prime Minister, cancelled a foreign trip to Belgium, France, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

As many as 5.9 million people across 19 prefectures were advised to leave their homes at various moments over the weekend, while 30,000 people were staying at emergency evacuation centres, according to Kyodo news agency.
Rainfall in some areas had eased up by Monday, although swathes of Japan remained under water, as tens of thousands of rescue workers continued to search for victims across the country.
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