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Japan rains claim 100 lives, over a dozen missing: Govt spokesman

Search and rescue operations continue as Japan is ravaged by devastating rains

AFP | PTI  |  Tokyo 

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A helicopter flies over Mabi town which was flooded by the heavy rain in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Photo: Reuters 

The toll in days of devastating has risen to 100, the government's top spokesman said on Monday, as search-and-rescue operations continued. 

Yoshihide Suga said 87 people had been confirmed dead from the severe floods, with another 13 found with no vital signs, adding that more than a dozen people were still missing.   

First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 10:26 IST