Severe flooding in Japan leaves 141 dead
Posted on 10/07/2018

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Another natural disaster in Japan strikes just weeks after an earthquake rattled the capital. The disaster has caused the largest amount of deaths triggered by rainfall since 1982.

Rescuers are still digging through the rubble to try to find survivors

Rescuers are still digging through the rubble to try to find survivors
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Another natural disaster in Japan strikes just weeks after an earthquake rattled the capital. It has the largest amount of deaths triggered by rainfall since 1982.

Rescuers are still digging through the rubble and mud to try to find any survivors as there are still a lot of missing people. More than 70,000 emergency workers have been deployed across western Japan.

The worst hit areas include the Okayama prefecture in the southern part of Japan. Many are being still being warned of enhanced flooding and further landslides. Despite this, the weather is forecasted to improve over the next few days and will help the rescue efforts.

Figures across the country because of these floods, reported by the BBC include :

- 12,000 people staying in evacuated centers across 15 prefectures

- Over 1000s of houses left with electricity and water

- In five days parts of Japan have received over 5 times the usual precipitation for July

- Over 2 million people evacuated