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Death toll from flooding in Japan 50, dozens remain missing

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 7, 2020
Japan's disaster management agency said the death toll from recent flooding has risen to 50 and at least a dozen others are still missing.
Japan flood
Tragedy   Pounding rain since Friday in Japan's southern region of Kyushu
Pounding rain since Friday in Japan's southern region of Kyushu has triggered widespread flooding.

Topics: Flood Japan

The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said 49 of the dead confirmed as of this morning were from riverside towns in the Kumamoto prefecture. One person was found dead in another prefecture of Fukuoka as the heavy rain spread across the southern area.

At least a dozen people are missing.

Tens of thousands of army troops, police and other rescue workers mobilized from around the country worked their way through mud and debris in the hardest-hit riverside towns along the Kuma River.


 

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