Death toll from flooding in Japan rises to 50, dozen missing | The Daily Star
12:00 PM, July 07, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:05 PM, July 07, 2020

Death toll from flooding in Japan rises to 50, dozen missing

Japan warned of more heavy rain on the southwestern island of Kyushu today as the death toll in flood-hit areas reached at least 50, with more than a dozen people reported missing.

"The rain front is expected to remain until the ninth (of July), and rain is expected over a wide front stretching from western to eastern Japan," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a regular press briefing, urging people to take the necessary precautions to ensure their safety.

Japan on Monday issued a flood warning to more than half a million people living in three prefectures on Kyushu, including Nagasaki, Saga and Fukuoka. Police, Self Defense Force and Coast Guard units are conducting search and rescue effort, Suga said.

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