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After unprecedented Rain in Japan, 62 are reported dead and over a dozen people missing

In Japan, the death tolls due to the unprecedented rain rose to the total of 62 people as per the reports on Sunday. The widespread flooding has forced several million from their homes. It is predicted that it will hit more rain areas for another day.

The rain of the torrential area being experienced many of the western parts of Japan that are worse s it was three times the normal rain that is experienced by people. The normal precipitation for the month of July was never this bad as it set off the landslides and has set the rivers over their banks. The people are trapped in their homes or on the rooftop to stay safe.

“We've never experienced this kind of rain before;" "This is a situation of extreme danger." An official at the Japanese Meteorological Agency told a news conference.

As per the reports, there are a total of 62 deaths and missing of 44 people in total. Even a nine-year-old is also reported missing that is believed to be trapped in the house near the landslides that have resulted in the death of over three people. One of the dead people is an eighty-year-old man.

Even the government of Japan is in shock and has set out an emergency management centre at the office of the Prime Minister. Over 54,000 rescuers from the fire and police departments are spread out all across the wide swath of the western and south-western areas of Japan.

Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister, said, "There are still many people missing and others in need of help, we are working against time,"  They have given out emergency warning o experience severe rain in the next three days that will be 300 mm (11 inches) to be minimum. The prediction is made to come under effect on Monday morning on the smallest main island of the Shikoku.

The evacuation plan is under the plan and 2 million people and 2.3 million are advised to evacuate the area. The rain has stopped for now and the floodwater is retreating in some of the areas. The landslides warning are generated in the nation in almost a quarter parts.

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