Death toll from heavy rain rises to 141 in Western Japan

Monitoring, July 10  (INP): In Japan, the death toll from floods and landslides caused by record rainfall in the western part of the country has risen to 141.

Authorities said some are in critical condition and dozens are missing.

Up to 70,000 rescuer workers from the military, police and fire departments have been dispatched across western and south-western Japan in hopes of finding the dozens of people still missing.

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe cancelled his planned trip to Europe and the Middle East to oversee the emergency response to the natural disaster.

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