Death Toll from Japan Flood Climbs to 134, 88 Missing

The death toll from the devastating flood to hit Japan Sunday has reached 134 people, with no fewer than 88 still missing.

This was announced by Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Tuesday, saying they’re flooded with alerts as the flood continues to wreak havoc.

“As far as we know, 134 people have died. “Ten people are officially listed as missing. At the same time, it has been impossible to confirm the security and location of 78 others,’’ Suga told a news conference.

“To aid the damaged areas, two billion yen (about 18 million dollars) has been allocated,’’ Suga added.

Heavy rain poured down on the southwest and center of Japan last week, causing flooding and landslides that saw over 1,800 people evacuated from the affected areas by Monday night.

Authorities say over 11,000 people are staying in special shelters, while power was cut in over 20,000 households.

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