Japanese chief cabinet secretary, Yoshihide Suga, says heavy flooding caused by heavy rains has
left 134 people dead and 88 are missing. “As far as we know, 134 people have died. Ten people are officially listed as missing. At the same time, it has been impossible to confirm the security and location of 78 others,’’ Suga told a news conference.
According to Suga, the authorities have received about 100 alerts from witnesses who said they saw floodwater washing away a car with people inside, with two billion yen (about 18 million dollars) already allocated to help address the damages done by the flood disaster.