Death toll from Japan floods rises
July 9, 2018 - The death toll from torrential rains that unleashed floods and landslides in western Japan has risen to at least 112. Fatalities have been reported in a dozen prefectures, many of them in the Hiroshima area.
Floodwaters forced several million people from their homes, NHK public television reported. More than 2,000 people were rescued from the hard-hit city of Kurashiki in Okayama prefecture.
NHK said Monday that more rain is set to hit some areas for at least another day.
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