The number of flood victims in Japan increased to 209 persons

The number of flood victims in Japan increased to 209 persons

TOKYO, 14 Jul — RIA Novosti, Xenia Naka. Victims of the floods in southwest and Central Japan were 209 people, one person is in critical condition, officially missing 20 people, while the whereabouts of 28 people is unclear, these data government at a press conference in Tokyo on Saturday unveiled the General Secretary Yoshihide Suga.


Earlier it was reported 204 fatalities.

“According to this hour, killed 209 people, one person is in a state of heart and lung, 20 people (officially — ed.) are missing, the safety of another 28 people, mostly from Hiroshima Prefecture has not yet been set”, — quotes its words TV company NHK.

According to Sugi, the elimination of consequences of natural disasters do 63 thousand police officers, self-defense forces and firefighters involved 80 helicopters.

In the flood-affected areas is still a danger of landslides. The situation is complicated by hot — about 35 degrees — weather conditions, when nearly 200 thousand households remain without water. More than five thousand residents of affected areas are on evacuation points.

Sunday at Hiroshima will go to the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. This will be his third trip to the affected areas in five days. Abe’s critics believe that he thus engaged in public relations on the eve of elections of the head of the liberal democratic party, which will be held in September.

Torrential rains that led to floods and landslides struck South-Western and Central part of Japan at the end of last week. In some places the overflowing of the river flooded large areas.