Japan - The number of deaths caused by the severe weather in Japan has increased further. The emergency services have already counted 156 fatalities. There are also dozens of missing people. That is what the Japanese government reports.
Especially the west of Japan has been hit hard. The unprecedented rainfall from Thursday to Sunday led to heavy floods, mudslides and other major damage. Many residents were stuck because of this, even though there were non-compelling orders and advice to millions of inhabitants to leave the area.
75,000 rescue workers, policemen and soldiers are working to help the affected residents. The rain has stopped in the meantime and the sun is shining again violently in the Asian country. Because the temperatures rise to 35 degrees, the work of the emergency services is made more difficult. According to observers, the chance is small to get survivors from under the rubble.
According to the authorities, there are still a dozen missing people, the media speak of at least fifty missing people. Certainly 8,400 affected people are housed in hospitals and reception centers.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be on the scene tomorrow. According to observers, it is the worst disaster due to severe weather in Japan in thirty years.