Sunday, 8 July 2018

Japan's rescue workers 'race against time' to save flood victims after dozens die



Rescue workers are in a "race against time" to save people caught in devastating record rains that have killed at least 69 people, Japan's prime minister has said.
 
The torrential downpours have caused flash flooding and landslides across central and western parts of the country, prompting evacuation orders for more than two million people.


"Rescues, saving lives and evacuations are a race against time," Shinzo Abe said, as he met with a government crisis committee set up to respond to the disaster.


"There are still many people whose safety has yet to be confirmed."


At least 44 people were missing, local media reported.





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