In Japan, increased the number of victims due to severe rains. About it reports “Interfax-Ukraine”.
Reports that as a result of bad weather killed 35 people. In addition, another 47 people were missing.
Note that heavy rains caused mudslides and flooding in the Japanese prefectures of Kyoto, Okayama, Hiroshima. What the rescuers are the hardest to find missing.
Local authorities ordered the evacuation of more than 1.6 million people from the disaster area, located mainly in the Western part of the country.
Engaged in rescue operations about 48 thousand firefighters, police and military.
The Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, in turn, is ordered to take all possible steps for rescue of people and called the situation “extremely serious”.
Japan meteorological Agency raised the threat level in some areas in the West of the country to the highest, which means the possibility of heavy rains in the region for decades.