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134 Confirmed Dead as Japan Searches for Missing

Heavy rain in Asakura, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan

A debris flow caused by heavy rain in Asakura, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. Photo: 国土地理院ウェブサイト.

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Japan’s government says at least 134 people have been confirmed dead from the heavy rains, floods and mudslides that have struck western Japan.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference Tuesday that seven others were without vital signs, and more than 50 people were unaccounted for, many of them in the hardest-hit Hiroshima area.

Searches and cleanup efforts were taking place in the southwestern region where several days of heavy rainfall set off flooding and landslides in a widespread area. All rain warnings were lifted. As floodwater largely subsided, more damages became visible.

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