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Torrential Rain in Japan, Death Toll Climbs to 85

Tokyo (July 09, 2018): The death toll from torrential rain and landslides in western Japan rose to 88 people early on Monday, with dozens still missing after the rescue of more than 2,000 stranded in the city. Evacuation orders were in place for nearly 2 million people and landslide warnings were issued in many prefectures.According to International News agency, the overall death toll from the rains in Japan rose to at least 88 after floodwaters forced several million people from their homes. More rain is expected to hit some areas for at least another day.Japan’s government set up an emergency management center at the prime minister’s office and some 54,000 rescuers from the military, police and fire departments were dispatched across a wide swath of western and southwestern Japan.

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