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Japan Torrential Rains Death Toll Rises to 199

Tokyo (July 12, 2018): The death toll in record rains that have devastated parts of Japan rose to 199. While, dozens of people still missing after the worst weather-related disaster in Japan in over three decades.

According to sources, search operations were continuing after the worst weather-related disaster in Japan. At least 10,000 people who evacuated their homes or were rescued are now living in shelters, and the government has pledged to set aside emergency funding to help people return home.

Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, plans to travel an area hit by deadly flooding and landslides after the rains, on Friday. He cancelled a four-stop foreign trip due this week as the death toll in the disaster rose.

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