10 people dead, 4 missing due to heavy rain floods in Japan

10 people dead, 4 missing due to heavy rain floods in Japan
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  • calendar-gray 26 October 2019

Three people were killed as a result of landslides, two were carried away during overflowing rivers, three more were found in drowned cars, according to the media outlet, APA reports citing Sputnik.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the country's disaster management that everything should be done in order to save people's lives.

"I just convened the 12th meeting of the Emergency Response Headquarters for Typhoon No. 19 of 2019, where I instructed all ministries and agencies to stay vigilant as they implement response measures. We will work to provide the public with accurate information, and through the combined efforts of the police, fire fighters, the Japan Coast Guard, and the Self-Defense Forces, we will be fully prepared to carry out emergency measures in response to disasters," Abe said, as quoted by his office's Facebook page.
More than 3,000 passengers were forced to spend the night at the Narita International Airport in Tokyo due to heavy rains that caused flight cancellations and delays, the NHK reported.


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