200 die in Japan floods
TOKYO: About 7 000 people are still in evacuation shelters after severe flooding and landslides last week in western Japan that caused at least 200 deaths.
The heavy rainfall caused damage over a widespread area, with most of the deaths in and around Hiroshima. Power and water outages were common and caused hardship in the extreme heat that followed, and damage to roads and railway tracks disrupted deliveries of food and relief supplies.
Chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga said 200 deaths had been confirmed. – AP