Floods In Japan Kills 155


According to reports 155 people died due to floods and landslides  in Western Japan. Torrential rains continues in the region and it is also the highest death toll recorded in Japan due to heavy rainfall ever. 

Rescuers are now digging through mud and rubble in a race to find survivors, as dozens are still missing. About two million people have been evacuated from the region after rivers burst their banks. Authorities have opened up school halls and gymnasiums to those who have been displaced by the rainfall. There remains a risk of landslides, with rain-sodden hilltops liable to collapse. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has cancelled an overseas trip to deal with the flood crisis. More than 70,000 rescue workers, including the fire service and the army, are involved in the relief effort.