At least 50 people died in Japan as a result of floods caused by rains. Another 11 are reported missing, Kyodo reports Tuesday, July 7.
Almost all the victims lived in Kumamoto Prefecture. The body of one 82-year-old woman was found in Fukuoka Prefecture.
So far, medics have not confirmed the deaths of four people who had no signs of life.
July 4, it was reported that at least 18 people were killed in Japan because of flooding caused by rain.
In addition, more than 6,000 homes in Kumamoto Prefecture have been left without light. Abe sent about 10,000 troops to the disaster area to support local rescue services.
Heavy rains hit Japan on July 4, causing a rise in river levels, landslides and flooding of entire communities.