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Japan rains disaster toll rises to 199: government

Japan, disaster toll, 199

The toll in record rains that have devastated parts of Japan today rose to 199, with dozens still missing, a top government spokesman saidള Yoshihide Suga said search operations were continuing after the worst weather-related disaster in Japan in over three decades.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who visited one of the worst-affected regions yesterday, plans to travel yesterday to another area hit by deadly flooding and landslides after the rains, Suga said.

Abe cancelled a four-stop foreign trip due this week as the death toll in the disaster rose. Hopes for finding survivors have faded a week after the rains began, even though the downpours have now stopped and flood waters have receded. PTI

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