Japanese River Swells as Death Toll From Flooding Rises
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At least 57 people were known to have died in severe flooding in Japan by July 8, a figure that was expected to rise with many residents still missing in areas hit by intense rain and landslides.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on July 6 that the heavy rain was likely to continue through July 8. He added: “I urge the public … to pay close attention to information from local authorities and take actions to protect your own lives without letting their guard down.”NHK said that some parts of Japan were experiencing levels of rainfall not seen in several decades.The Gifu Prefecture’s local government ordered “elderly people, persons with disabilities, infants and their supporters” to evacuate the area on July 7, with all other residents being told to “prepare.”This video, filmed in Gifu, shows the Nagara River overflowing on July 8 after heavy rain. Credit: @wvwvmaikowvwv via Storyful