Two Dead, 16 Feared Dead In Japan Heavy Rain: Media
Sumaira FH 1 month ago Sun 05th July 2020 | 09:00 AM
Tokyo, July 5 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 5th Jul, 2020 ) :Two people died and 16 others were feared dead, local media said Sunday after torrential rain in western Japan triggered massive floods and mudslides.
A woman and a man in their 80s in different towns in the western Kumamoto region died in mudslides, according to national broadcaster NHK and other Japanese media, although they gave no other details.
Of those, 14 were residents of a nursing home, as announced by Governor Ikuo Kabashima on Saturday.
Six others were missing, the broadcaster said.
Officials at the regional government and municipal offices, which have been directly affected by the disaster, could not immediately confirm the reported deaths.
But they said they were taking measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus at evacuation shelters set up across the region, such as handwashing and keeping distance between families.