Society | Jul 16

Death toll from torrential rain reaches 210

Japanese authorities say 210 people have been confirmed dead and 22 remain missing after the recent record rainfall in the western part of the country.

Hiroshima Prefecture has the highest number of deaths at 100, followed by Okayama Prefecture with 61 and Ehime Prefecture with 26.

About 4,800 people were staying at evacuation shelters designated by local governments in 14 prefectures as of 5 PM on Sunday.

The health ministry says around 162,000 households were still without running water at noon on Sunday.

Source: ANNnewsCH


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