Wednesday, February 1

Japan: Death toll from record downpours rises to 38

In Japan, the death toll from record downpours has risen to at least thirty-eight as heavy rain continued to strike large areas in the west of the country.

Intense rainfall triggered huge landslides and flash floods in Hiroshima, Okayama, Kyoto and other regions, with more than 1.9 million people ordered to evacuate and dozens of people reportedly missing.

According to disaster management authorities, the number of casualties is expected to increase as collected information is not complete.

The Japan Meteorological Agency forecasts more rains until tomorrow in eastern and western parts of the country.

Source: Radio Pakistan