AFP: at least 179 people were killed in torrential rains in Japan
TASS, July 11. At least 179 people were killed in Japan as a result of heavy rains and flooding caused by them. This is with reference to the Japanese government on Wednesday told the AFP news Agency.
Previously it was known about the 156 victims. As reported by the Agency Kyodo, the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe went on Wednesday in the Prefecture of Okayama to assess the damage caused by the elements.
Powerful torrential rains hit Japan in the middle of last week due to the impact of Typhoon “Prapiroon”. In some areas of the country in a few days received more than 1000 mm of rainfall that led to river flooding and frequent landslides. This is the largest death toll from floods in Japan since 1953. Then on the island of Kyushu in the West of the country killed 759 people, more than 450 thousand homeless.