50 dead in Japan rains, floods

Tokyo, July 7 (IANS) At least 50 people have died and almost dozens remained missing on Saturday due to torrential rainfall and flooding in southern Japan.

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) issued the highest possible alert for the prefectures of Hyogo, Okayama, Gifu Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Saga, Hiroshima and Tottori, reports Efe news.

Dozens of people were missing, mainly in the prefectures of Okayama, Hiroshima and Ehime, where rescue teams widened their search for trapped or injured people.

Around 650 members of the armed forces were deployed for rescue operations, while an additional 21,000 were on standby, Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera told reporters.

Authorities issued evacuation orders affecting over four million people.

In a press conference, the JMA warned that the earth had softened due to the rainfall, increasing the risk of accidents related to landslides.

The Japanese archipelago has been pounded by heavy rain since Thursday. The JMA has forecast record rainfall till Sunday and warned that in some regions, precipitation could reach up to 8 cm per hour.

Israeli attack in Gaza kills 24

Tel Aviv: At least 24 people have been killed in an Israeli attack in the refugee camp of Nuseirat in the central part of the Gaza Strip, according to Palestinian...

AAP on streets to save accused, says Swati Maliwal

New Delhi: AAP Rajya Sabha member Swati Maliwal on Sunday while reflecting on the past 12 years since the horrific Nirbhaya case, said that 'they are now out on the...

Scorching heatwaves: Rajasthan’s Barmer, UP’s Kanpur hottest at 46.9 deg C

Jaipur: Rajasthan's Barmer and Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur recorded the maximum temperature of 46.9 degrees Celsius on Saturday, making the two districts the hottest in the country. The Meteorological Centre, Jaipur,...

Israel continues attack on Gaza’s Jabalia camp, urges civilian evacuation

Gaza: The Israeli army continued its attack on Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip, urging residents in the area to evacuate their homes and head to shelters in western Gaza...

Trinamool is with INDIA bloc at national level: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata: Days after saying that the Trinamool Congress would extend “outside" support to the INDIA bloc if it is elected to power at the Centre, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata...

Maliwal assault case: Kejriwal’s PA Bibhav Kumar arrested from CM residence

New Delhi: Acting swiftly on former DCW chief Swati Maliwal’s FIR over assault in 'Sheeshmahal’, the Delhi Police on Saturday arrested Arvind Kejriwal’s personal secretary Bibhav Kumar from the Delhi...

Nine devotees burnt to death as bus catches fire in Haryana’s Nuh

Gurugram: At least nine people were burnt alive and more than 24 were injured when a moving bus caught fire on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway near Tauru in Haryana's Nuh district...

‘Outrage of modesty’ complaint against Bengal Governor: Three Raj Bhavan staffers booked

Kolkata: Three employees of Raj Bhavan in Kolkata were booked on Saturday in connection with the 'outrage of modesty' complaint against West Bengal Governor C. V. Ananda Bose. The FIR...

3 Spanish nationals killed in shooting in Afghanistan: Official

Bamyan (Afghanistan): Three foreign nationals were killed in a shooting attack in central Afghanistan's Bamyan province. The victims are confirmed to be Spanish, two of them women, a local police...

SC gives no interim relief to ex-Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to consider the plea filed by former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren seeking interim release to enable him to campaign during the...

Congress’ mission is to win 50 seats now: PM Modi

Fatehpur (UP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that the Congress has now launched ‘Mission 50’ and is working to win a minimum of 50 seats only in the...

North Korea fires short-range ballistic missiles toward East Sea: JCS

Seoul: North Korea fired several short-range ballistic missiles toward the East Sea on Friday, the South Korean military said, a day after South Korea and the United States staged combined...

Read Previous

CBI files chargesheet in Unnao custodial death case

Read Next

Will return to Pakistan in 10 days: Maryam Nawaz

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com