Japan Flooding: Death toll reaches 53 after heavy rain and landslides
Heavy rain and landslides have raised the death toll to 53 in the Southwestern Island of Kyushu, Japan. Many people are still missing.
The government has informed that initiatives have been emphasized on rescue and relief efforts to deal with the situation.
In a statement, Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s chief cabinet secretary, said, “Clouds are expected to remain in place until July 9 and extend over a wide area from western to eastern Japan.”
According to the land ministry, there have been 71 landslides across 12 prefectures.